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KVK and ATMA jointly conducted District Kisan Mela

KVK and ATMA jointly conducted District Kisan Mela

As part of the “Kissan bhagidari Prathamiktha Hamari “ campaign organized all over India from 25th April, 2022 to 30th April, 2022 under “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” programme, the KVK Ernakulam in association with ATMA Ernakulam organized a District kissan mela at Syrian Christian Youth League Hall, Kuruppumpadi on 26th April, 2022. The mela was inaugurated by Hon. MP Shri. Benny Behnan. The MLA of Perumbavoor Adv. Eldhose Kunnappilly presided over and exhibition stalls inaugurated by the District Panchayath President Shri Ullas Thomas.

Comprehensive agricultural exhibition, Seminars on homestead agriculture, fisheries and animal husbandry, Farmer – Scientist interface, soil testing, sale of agricultural commodities, National crop insurance campaign, interaction on bank finance, were part of the Mela. District, block panchayath members, farmers, department officials and KVK experts participated.

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Demonstrated Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) Farming

Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) farming in small scale cages was demonstrated in a 1 ha granite quarry at Karukutty, Angamaly. During the course of this demonstration, KVK conducted on-farm awareness programs to students, youth and farmers. A harvest mela was conducted on 23rdMarch 2016 to popularize the technology. Karukutty Panchayat President, Shri. Shaju V.  Thekkekkara inaugurated the programme.  The fish reached 350 gm weight during a   period of 6 months recording a survivability of 80 percent.

 

Shri Shaju V.Thekkekkara, Karukutty Panchayat President inaugurating the GIFT harvest mela

KVK conducted Entrepreneurship development programme (EDP) on Soil less media: Production technology and Marketing strategies

In an effort to develop entrepreneurs across the state for the commercial production of the soil-less media, that can be used as an alternative to soil in farming, the KVK  conducted a training programme at CMFRI, Kochi on 8th November 2017. During the programme, technology of the soil-less mix, which was recently developed by the KVK, was transferred to the participants. The mix was a huge hit among the farmers and public at the launch of the product two months ago. The KVK provided entrepreneurship development training to those who expressed willingness to produce the soil-less mix in commercial level. As many as 25 participants from various parts of Kerala attended the training. As part of the entrepreneurship development training, there was demonstration of the mechanized production techniques of the soil-less media and class on marketing strategies. The KVK would provide continuous technology backstopping for those who venture in this enterprise among these trainess. KVK is happy to transfer the technology of the soil-less mix to more people who are really interested in being entrepreneurs in the area. Training and technical support will be given in accordance with the demand for the same from the public. Those interested in the commercial production of the mix may register their names with the KVK at 8281757450.  

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പൊക്കാളി കർഷക കമ്പനിയുടെ ഓഹരികൾ

 

പൊക്കാളി കർഷക കമ്പനിയുടെ ഓഹരികൾ വിൽപ്പനക്ക് 

കൊച്ചിഎറണാകുളം കൃഷി വിജ്ഞാന കേന്ദ്രത്തിന്റെ മേൽനോട്ടത്തിൽ പ്രവർത്തിക്കുന്ന പൊക്കാളി കർഷക ഉത്പാദക കമ്പനിയുടെ ഓഹരികൾവിൽപനയ്ക്ക് . സ്വന്തമായി പൊക്കാളി പാടമുള്ളവർക്ക് മാത്രമാണ് ഓഹരികൾ നൽകുകആയിരം രൂപയാണ് ഒരു ഓഹരിയുടെ മൂല്യം.പൊക്കാളി നെൽ-മത്സ്യ കൃഷിയിലൂടെയും അനുബന്ധ വാണിജ്യ സംരംഭങ്ങളിലൂടെയും കമ്പനിക്ക് ലഭിക്കുന്ന ലാഭവിഹിതം ഓഹരിപങ്കാളികൾക്ക് ലഭിക്കുംകൃഷിയിറക്കുന്നതും ഉത്പന്നങ്ങൾ വിറ്റഴിക്കുന്നതും മറ്റും കൂട്ടായി ചെയ്യുക വഴി കൃഷിച്ചിലവ് കുറച്ച് ഉലപന്നങ്ങൾക്കുകൂടുതൽ വില ലഭ്യമാക്കുവാനും കഴിയും.

 നബാർഡിന്റെ സാമ്പത്തിക സഹായത്തോടെയാണ് സിഎംഎഫ്ആർഐക്ക് കീഴിൽ പ്രവർത്തിക്കുന്ന എറണാകുളം കെവികെ പൊക്കാളി കർഷകഉത്പാദക കമ്പനി രെജിസ്റ്റർ ചെയ്തത്. രാജ്യത്ത് 2000 കർഷക ഉൽപാദന കമ്പനികൾ സ്ഥാപിക്കുന്നതിന്റെ ഭാഗമായായിരുന്നു ഇത്. കമ്പനിതുടങ്ങുന്നതിനും ആദ്യത്തെ മൂന്ന് വർഷത്തെ നടത്തിപ്പിനുമാണ് കെവികെ കർഷകരെ സഹായിക്കുന്നത്. തുടർന്ന് കർഷകർ തന്നെ കമ്പനിപ്രവർത്തനങ്ങളുമായി മുന്നോട്ടു പോകേണ്ടതാണ്. ലാഭവിഹിതം  പൂർണമായും കമ്പനിനിയിൽ ഓഹരിയുള്ളവർക്ക് ലഭിക്കും.

 അഞ്ഞൂറ് ഓഹരികളാണ് കമ്പനിക്കുള്ളത്. നിലവിൽ കമ്പനിയിൽ 10 ഡയറക്ടർ ബോർഡ് അംഗങ്ങളുണ്ട്. കൂടാതെ 130 ഓഹരികളുള്ള അമ്പതോളംപേരും കമ്പനിയുടെ ഭാഗമാണ്. എല്ലാവരും പൊക്കാളി കർഷകരാണ്. ബാക്കി വരുന്ന ഓഹരികളാണ് ഇപ്പോൾ ലഭ്യമാക്കുന്നത്.

 പൊക്കാളി കർഷകരുടെ വരുമാനം വർദ്ധിപ്പിക്കുവാനുതകുന്ന പൊക്കാളി നെൽ -ചെമ്മീൻ കൃഷി നടത്തിപ്പ്, വിപണനം, മത്സ്യക്കുഞ്ഞുങ്ങൾ,മത്സ്യത്തീറ്റ, വളങ്ങൾ തുടങ്ങിയവയുടെ വിപണനം തുടങ്ങി വിവിധ  വാണിജ്യ സംരംഭങ്ങൾ ജില്ലയിലെ പൊക്കാളി കർഷകർ ഒന്നിച്ച് ചേർന്ന്നടത്തുകയാണ് കമ്പനിയുടെ പ്രധാന ലക്ഷ്യം. തുടക്കത്തിൽ തന്നെ മത്സ്യത്തീറ്റ വിപണന കേന്ദ്രം നടത്തുവാനാണ് തീരുമാനം. കമ്പനിയിൽഅംഗങ്ങളായ കർഷകർക്ക് മത്സ്യത്തീറ്റ കുറഞ്ഞ വിലയിൽ ലഭ്യമാക്കുവാൻ കഴിയുന്നതോടൊപ്പം തുടർ പ്രവർത്തനങ്ങൾക്കു മൂലധനംസ്വരൂപിക്കുകയുമാണ് ലക്ഷ്യം. പൊക്കാളി ഉൽപ്പന്നങ്ങൾ ബ്രാൻഡ് ചെയ്ത് വിപണിയിലെത്തിക്കുകയാണ് കമ്പനിയുടെ അടുത്ത ലക്ഷ്യം.

 ഓഹരി വാങ്ങാൻ താല്പര്യമുള്ള കർഷകർ കെ വി കെ യുടെ 8281757450  എന്ന നമ്പറിൽ വിളിച്ചു രജിസ്റ്റർ ചെയ്താൽ അതാത് പ്രദേശങ്ങളിലെചുമതലപെടുത്തിയിട്ടുള്ള കർഷക പ്രതിനിധികൾ വഴി തുടർ നടപടികൾ സ്വീകരിക്കുന്നതാണ്.

KVK launches farm service centre to support farmers

KVK launches farm service centre to support farmers

 

In an effort to combat shortage of skilled labour for farming activities in the district, the Ernakulam Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has launched a farm service centre equipped with a wide range of farm machineries and equipments to offer paid services in all kinds of farm initiatives. Aqua, animal and agri farmers of Ernakulam district can avail the facility.

 

The centre will offer all kinds of farm supports to the farmers using the machineries such as tractors, power tiller, power weeder, different types of ploughs, rotavators, earth augers, motorized and hand operated sprayers, paddy transplanter, agro waste shredder, slurry pump, water pump etc. In addition, scientific advisories will be provided during the farm visits.

 

Dr. A Gopalakrishnan, Director of CMFRI  inaugurated the functioning of the farm service centre on 3rd june 2019. The new initiative from the KVK will be beneficial to hundreds of farmers in the district who are struggling owing to the shortage of technically trained labourers. The farm service centre has been set up with a cost of Rs. 40 lakhs under a project of the Union government to popularise the mechanised farming. Presently, trained staff of the KVK will provide the technical services such as land preparation, pond preparation, fish cage fabrication, ploughing and so on. Self-help groups will be formed in the future to make available the farm services to large-scale farmers in future. More equipments and machinery will be added soon.

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Dr A Gopalakrishnan, Director of CMFRI inaugurating the farm service centre.


KARIMEEN -PEARL SPOT- SEED PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY: TRAINING CONDUCTED

KARIMEEN -PEARL SPOT- SEED PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY: TRAINING CONDUCTED 

 

KVK conducted two days training programme on Karimeen (Pearl spot) seed production technology on 29th to 30th August 2019.  The programme covered pond preparation, brook stock selection, breeding, feeding, seed collection, packing and transportation and experience sharing by previously trained farmers. Two seed production farms were visited and ineracted  with farmers. 
With conduct of this training programme, KVK is developing skils and enhance local production to meet the ever increasing demand of pearlspot seeds.  KVK is currently marketing Pearlspot seeds produced by similarly trained farmers from previous batches. This arrangement also enhances their income. 
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Pearlspot (Karimeen) seeds ready for sale

Pearlspot (Karimeen) seeds ready for sale
The ICAR-KVK Ernakulam of CMFRI is supplying good quality Pearl spot (Karimeen) seeds through its sales counter at CMFRI, located near High Court junction by the side of Goshree Road, Kochi, Kerala. The fingerings of size 3cm cm are supplied in oxygen filled packets each containing 50 numbers. Since Pearlspot grows in both brackish water and fresh water, fingerlings acclimatized to both conditions are available. One packet costs Rs.575/-. Booking can be done on all working days between 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at KVKs sales counter by paying total amount or by making online money transfer to KVKs bank account 34400988082, IFSC SBIN0016860. Those who book online need to inform  remittance details and packet type (Brackish water/fresh water) to 8281757450 and also bring the receipt while collecting seed packets. Seeds can be collected from KVK Salescounter on every month first Thursday at 11.00 am.  Please contact above number for further information.

കൃഷി രഥ്

 

കോവിഡ് പ്രതിസന്ധിക്കിടെ കാര്ഷികോല്പന്നങ്ങൾ എളുപ്പത്തിൽ വിപണിയിലെത്തിക്കാൻ കൃഷി രഥ് ആപ്പുമായി കേന്ദ്ര സർക്കാർ  
    
കോവിഡ് കാലത്ത് കർഷകരുടെ ഉൽപന്നങ്ങൾ  തടസങ്ങൾ ഇല്ലാതെ വിപണിയിൽ എത്തിക്കാൻ കൃഷി രഥ് ആപ്പുമായി കേന്ദ്ര കൃഷി, കർഷകക്ഷേമ മന്ത്രാലയം. ആപ്പ് മലയാളത്തിലും ലഭ്യമാണ്. വിൽക്കാനുള്ള കാർഷിക ഉൽപന്നവും എത്രയുണ്ടെന്നതും ആപ് വഴി രേഖപ്പെടുത്തിയാൽ ലഭ്യമായിട്ടുള്ള ട്രക്കുടമകളുടെ  വിവരം കർഷകർക്ക് ലഭ്യമാവുകയും തുടർന്ന് അവരുമായി നേരിട്ട് സംസാരിച്ച് വിപണിയിലെത്തിക്കാനുള്ള കൂലി ഉറപ്പിച്ച ശേഷം വാഹനം ലഭ്യമാക്കുകയും ചെയ്യാവുന്നതാണ്. ഇത്തരത്തിൽ കോവിഡ് പ്രതിസന്ധിയ്ക്കിടെ കാർഷിക ഉത്പന്നങ്ങൾ വിപണിയിൽ എത്തിക്കാൻ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടുന്ന കർഷകർ ഈ ആപ് ഡൌൺലോഡ് ചെയ്തു പരമാവധി പ്രയോജനപെടുത്തുക .

 

ഫാംസ് ആപ്പ്

കാർഷിക യന്ത്രങ്ങൾ വാടകയ്‌ക്കെടുക്കാൻ ഫാംസ് ആപ്പുമായി കേന്ദ്ര സർക്കാർ 
കാർഷിക യന്ത്രങ്ങൾ വാടകയ്‌ക്കെടുക്കുന്നത് സുഗമമാക്കുന്നതിനായി ഫാംസ് ആപ്പുമായി കേന്ദ്ര സർക്കാർ. കർഷകർക്ക് ഗൂഗിൾ പ്ലെയ്സ്റ്റോറിൽ നിന്നും മൊബൈൽ ഫോണിൽ ഫാംസ് ആപ്പ് ഡൌൺലോഡ് ചെയ്യാവുന്നതാണ്. ഈ ആപ്പ് ഉപയോഗിച്ചാൽ  ആവശ്യമുള്ള കാർഷിക ഉപകരണങ്ങൾ 200 കിലോമീറ്റർ ചുറ്റളവീലുള്ള  വാടകയ്ക്ക് ലഭ്യമാക്കുന്ന കസ്റ്റം ഹയറിങ് കേന്ദ്രങ്ങളിൽ നിന്നും നേരിട്ട് ഓർഡർ ചെയ്യാവുന്നതാണ്.  മലയാളത്തിലും ഇംഗ്ലീഷിലും സേവനങ്ങൾ ലഭ്യമാണ്. കോവിഡ് സാഹചര്യത്തിൽ തൊഴിലാളി ക്ഷാമം നേരിടുന്ന കർഷകർക്ക് പരമാവധി സഹായകരമാക്കാനാണ് ഈ ആപ്പിന്റെ ഉപയോഗം പ്രചരിപ്പിക്കുക വഴി സർക്കാർ ലക്ഷ്യമിടുന്നത്. കർഷകർ ഈ ആപ്പ് ഡൌൺലോഡ് ചെയ്ത് പരമാവധി പ്രയോജനപ്പെടുത്തുക.

KVK celebrated World environment day 2021

ICAR KVK Ernakulam celebrated World environment day on 5th June 2021 by planting fruit tree saplings at Buds Special School, Krumaloor, ErnakulamDr.P.A.Vikas, Subject matter specialist planted saplings at the school campus. KVK has been involved in various programmes distributing plant saplings to school students in Ernakulam district towards developing awareness among youngsters on farming and environmental protection. The KVK is also supplying quality tree saplings round the year through its Farm store located at CMFRI, Kochi.
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Fruit tree planting at Buds Special School, Krumaloor, Ernakulam

 

NATIONAL GOPAL RATNA AWARDS 2021

NATIONAL GOPAL RATNA AWARDS 2021

Indigenous bovine breeds of India possess the genetic potential to play crucial role in the national economy. Their population has been declining and their performance is below the potential at present. Under the leadership of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and the guidance of Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, “Rashtriya Gokul Mission”, a new initiative under National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development was launched in December 2014 for the first time in the country, with a view to conserve and develop indigenous bovine breeds. In order to motivate farmers for rearing of indigenous breeds which are registered by National Bureau of Animal Genetics and breeding, Karnal and increase population of indigenous breeds along with their production and productivity, “Gopal Ratna’ Awards was constitutes to Farmers maintaining the best herd of Indigenous Breed(s) and practicing best management practices. Hon’ble Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal husbandry and dairying , Shri Giriraj Singh launched the awards for thisd year on the occasion of World Milk day celebration on June 1st , 2021. The award has three categories;

  1. Best Dairy farmer
  2. Best Artificial Insemination Technician (AIT)
  3. Best Dairy Cooperative/Milk producer company/FPO

The eligible farmers/dairy cooperative societies/AI technicians can apply for the award online and portal for award will open from 15th July, 2021 upto 15th September 2021. The winners will be announced on 31st October, 2021. Click here to download guidelines .

Entrepreneurship development programme (EDP) on Sea fish Extract production, branding and marketing

 

Entrepreneurship development programme (EDP) on Sea fish Extract production, branding and marketing
ICAR-KVK Ernakulam conducted EDP on “Sea fish extract production, branding and marketing” in a phased manner during January to June 2021. The programme included raw material procurement, extract preparation, filtration, packing, labelling and marketing. The sea fish extract is used widely by farmers as organic crop growth enhancer and fish pond blooming agent.  The KVK also assist the trainees on advertising and marketing. 
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National fish farmers day 2021

National fish farmer’s day 2021

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 PROSPECTS OF CAGE FISH FARMING IN KERALA

Subject matter specialist

Dr.Vikas P.A, ICAR- KVK (Ernakulam), CMFRI

 10th July 2021, Saturday

11.00 AM to 12.00 PM

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KVK ORGANIZED TREE PLANTATION DRIVE

During the occasion of ICAR FOUNDATION DAY, the KVK Ernakulam conducted a Mangrove afforestation programme on 16th July 2021 at Karumalloor, Ernakulam, Kerala. Mangrove species Rhizophora mucronata, Bruguiera gymnorhiza and Bruguiera plant cylindrica planted along the bunds of brackish water fish ponds. The Mangroves acts as biological defence mechanism against bund erosion and provide habitat for the fish. Karumalloor grama panchayath vice president Mr. George Menachery inaugurated the planting programme. Dr. P.A Vikas SMS (Fisheries) delivered a talk on the importance of mangrove and its significance in eco-restoration and sustainable fish production. KVKs partner fish seed producing farmers of Karumalloor participated. 

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Talk on Digital Agriculture organized for FPOs

 

The KVK organized a talk on usage of Integrated Digital Enterprise for Agriculture for Farmer producer companies on 13th August 2021. Two FPOs being nurtured by the KVK viz., M/s Pokkali Farmer producer company limited and M/s Periyar Valley Spices Farmer producer company limited participated. Smt. Riya Mathew, Associate process leader trainee, Nslhub Hyderabad delivered the lead talk. Company director board members, CEOs and Subject matter specialists of the KVK participated.​

Giant African snails invading Ernakulam farms: KVK with control strategies

 

The giant african snail have been causing menace to the farmers of ernakulam district on cassava, elephant foot yam , banana, papaya, colocasia, okra, brinjal, cucurbits and tree species like teak and mahogany. Approximately 75 ha area has been infested. The KVK has come up with widespread campaign on control measures like application of common salt, tobacco decoction- copper sulphate mixture and wheat flour- yeast- jaggery- copper sulphate poison balls. A facebook live programme was conducted on control measures has recorded a viewership of 12,000 and farmers have appreeciated the efforts of KVK. 
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KVK Ernakulam organized webinar on Food and Nutrition for Farmers

As part of the Azadi ka Amrit mahotsav programme of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the KVK Ernakulam has conducted a webinar on “Food and nutrition for rural house holds” on 27.08.2021.  Smt.P. Sreeletha, Subject matter specialist (Home science) gave the lead talk. She emphasized on healthy food, food adulteration and safe living during the course of the programme.  Farmers and officials participated.​

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KVK conducted Fertilizer awareness campaign

Balanced use of fertilizers is important to maintain optimum soil health and reap a rich harvest from crops. The Ernakulam KVK has conducted online Fertilizer awareness campaign on 18th June 2021. The participants were educated on importance of soil test based fertilizer application. The method of soil sample collection and sample preparation for analysis were also demonstrated. 
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MINI FRUIT ORCHARDS IN EACH HOME PROGRAMME COMMENCED UNDER SCSP SUB PLAN

MINI FRUIT ORCHARDS IN EACH HOME PROGRAMME COMMENCED UNDER SCSP SUB PLAN

With a view to promote nutritional security in scheduled caste households , a scheme titled ഓരോ വീട്ടിലും ഒരു പഴത്തോട്ടം  (FRUIT ORCHARDS IN EACH HOME) was commenced by KVK Ernakulam at Alengad and Karumalloor grama panchayats. The scheme funded by the SCSP sub plan of ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Bengaluru  comprises of supplying fruit plants, organic manure and soil ameliorants, training the beneficiaries and technology backstopping.   The distribution was inaugurated at Alengad on 18th August, 2021 at 11.00 AM by Panchayath president Mr.Abdul Manaf and at Karumalloor by panchayath President Sreelatha Lalu at 2 PM . The beneficiaries were trained on scientific method of planting and management. Hundered farmers participated from both the panchayaths. The Alengad and Karumalloor panchayaths were earlier selected by KVK to demontrated various techynologies to enhance farmers income as part of the Doubling farmers income by 2021 programme of Government of India

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വീട്ടുവളപ്പിലെ കൃഷി

വീട്ടുവളപ്പിലെ കൃഷി ( കൃഷി🎋🌿 , മൃഗസംരക്ഷണം🐄🐑🐖🦆🐥, മത്സ്യകൃഷി 🦈🐬ഏകോപിപ്പിച്ചുള്ള പരിശീലന പരിപാടി )'സ്വന്തം കൃഷി, സുരക്ഷിത ഭക്ഷണം' എന്ന ലക്ഷ്യത്തോടെ എറണാകുളം   കൃഷി വിജ്ഞാന കേന്ദ്രം സെപ്റ്റംബർ 10 വെള്ളിയാഴ്ച രാവിലെ 10.30 മുതൽ 12.30 വരെ ' വീട്ടുവളപ്പിലെ കൃഷി ' എന്ന വിഷയത്തിൽ നടത്തുന്ന  ഓൺലൈൻ ഗൂഗിൾ മീറ്റ്  പരിശീലനത്തിൽ പങ്കെടുക്കുവാനായി  ഏവരെയും ഹാർദ്ദവമായി സ്വാഗതം ചെയ്യുന്നു. സ്വന്ത ആവശ്യത്തിനായി വിഷരഹിത പഴം, പച്ചക്കറി, മുട്ട , മാംസം, പാൽ, മത്സ്യം  എന്നിവയുടെ വീട്ടുവളപ്പിലെ ഉത്പ്പാദന സാദ്ധ്യതകളെപ്പറ്റി  പറ്റി എറണാകുളം  കൃഷി വിജ്ഞാന കേന്ദ്രത്തിലെ വിദഗ്ധർ നയിക്കുന്ന ക്‌ളാസ്സിൽ ആദ്യം ലോഗിൻ ചെയ്യുന്ന 100 പേർക്കായിരിക്കും പങ്കെടുക്കുവാൻ സാധിക്കുന്നത്.  meet.google.com/zio-qurc-ael എന്ന ഗൂഗിൾ മീറ്റ്  ലിങ്ക് ഉപയോഗിച്ച് പരിശീലനത്തിൽ പങ്കെടുക്കാം.

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KVK to promote homestead farming towards safe food in all homes Comprehensive training conducted

 

Ernakulam being the most urbanized district in Kerala is short of space for commercial scale farming and it is in this context that the KVK is promoting homestead farming. It ensures safe food in all homes while the excess production can be income source. The KVK through it’s Farm store has been supplying quality farming inputs including vegetable seeds, seedlings, fruit grafts, poultry chicks, fish fingerlings, poultry & fish feed, organic manures, growth enhancers, probiotics, microbial inoculums etc. In order to extend technology backstopping, a comprehensive training on Homestead farming was conducted online on 10th September 2021. Protocol for production of safe to eat fruits, vegetables, egg, meat and fish in homesteads was shared to the participants. Species and breeds suitable for homesteads, farming/rearing method, potting mixture preparation, pond preparation, animal housing, pests, diseases deficiency symptoms, prophylactic measures etc were covered. ​

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KVK to organize Poshan vatika maha abhiyan and tree plantation

 

KVK Ernakulam has organized campaign entitled "Poshan vatika maha abhiyan & Tree plantation" on 17th September 2021 at Block panchayath office, North Paravur in collaboration with Indian Farmers fertilizer cooperative (IFFCO). The programme was conducted to mark the importance of Nutrition, nutrition garden and planting trees in homesteads. Adolescent girls were special invitees. The Block development officer (North Paravur) Smt. V.M. Laila welcomed the august gathering and North paravur Block Standing committee chairperson (development) Smt. Babitha Dileep Kumar presided over. Inauguration and  supply of planting materials were done by Block panchayath president Smt.Simna Santhosh. Good quality Red Lady papaya saplings, Vegetable seeds and seedlings were provided to the participants and invitees. The session on "Management of nutrigarden in homesteads" was conducted by Shri.Shoji Joy Edison, Subject Matter Specialist (Horticulture) and the topic "Importance of millets in human diet" was conducted by Smt.Sreeletha P, Subject Matter Specialist (Home science). An exhibition on millet varieties was also conducted commemorating the international year of millets. The exhibition created curiosity and interest among the participants. Millet based preparations were also provided to the participating girls and farmers. Tree plantation has been done with 250 Numbers of mangroves in the KVK campus on the same day. 
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KVK and Amritha Institute of Health Sciences, Kochi jointly celebrated Poshan Mah 2021

 

Krishi Vigyan Kendra Ernakulam and Department of clinical nutrition, Amritha Institute of Health Sciences (AIHS) jointly conducted webinar on "Homestead nutrition gardens to fight malnutrition" on 18.09.2021 as part of Poshan Maah, 2021 celebrations. The webinar covered two topics, viz.,  "The ill effects of pesticides on nutritional outcome" by Smt.Sreelakshmi S, Asst Professor, Department of clinical nutrition, AIHS and "Management of nutrition garden in homesteads" by Shri. Shoji Joy Edison, Subject Matter Specialist (Horticulture) of KVK Ernakulam. Students, faculty members and farmers participated. 
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Live webcast of the Prime Minister's programme conducted

The KVK organized live webcast of the Prime Ministers programme on dedication of 35 crop varieties to the Nation  and Farmers interface on 28th September 2021 at KVK. Mr. Sajeesh M.M, Member, Narakkal Grama Panchayath was the chief guest.  The webcast was followed by a farmer scientist interface wherein Dr. Vikas P.A SMS (Fisheries), Dr.P Sreeletha SMS (Homescience) and Dr.Smitha Sivadasan SMS (Animal Husbandary) interacted with farmers. 

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Cool season vegetable cultivation getting popular in homesteads of Ernakulam district

Cultivation of exotic cool season vegetables like Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Carrot, Beetroot, Radish, Onion etc.  is getting popular in the homesteads of Ernkaulam district with the technology backstopping of KVK during the last 8 years. To awaken the interest among housewives and farmers to plant cool season vegetables at the right time,  an online training was conducted on 13th October, 2021. The training covered all aspects of production including seedling production,varietal selection, pest and disease management.  The training was attended by 136 farmers. KVK is also making efforts to supply seedlings produced at its Satellite Production Centres.

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Skill up-gradation in cage fish farming: Exclusive programme conducted for women fish farmers of Ernakulam


The KVK Ernakulam conducted a Skill upgradation in cage culture exclusively for women fish farmers of Ernakulam district on the occasion of Mahila Kisan Diwas on 15th October 2021.  The cage culture is getting popular among the women farmer groups in the district as an income generating activity. The skill upgradation programme was designed by the KVK to impart advanced skills towards enhancing production and also to impart marketing skills among the women farmers towards sustainable and profitable farming. The women self help group Henok located near Thuruthipuram in Ernakulam is identified as the torch bearer to spread the technology among more women groups in the district. Dr.P.A Vikas, SMS (Fisheries) conducted the skill upgradation programme. Smt.Shilja Jenson, Fisheries promoter participated in the programme and addressed the gathering. ​

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JAYANTI ROHU FINGERLINGS READY FOR SALE

JAYANTI ROHU FINGERLINGS READY FOR SALE 

Fresh water fish Jayanti Rohu fingerlings are ready for sale at KVKs satellite seed production unit located at Chenkara, Kothamangalam, Ernakulam. The spawns sourced from  National Freshwater Fish Brood Bank (NFFBB), Odisha are reared carefully by our trained farmers till fingerling stage. The Fingerlings 100 numbers of 5 to 7cm size packed in oxygen filled bags costs Rs.575/-. Booking can be done at  8281757450.
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Orientation programme for Agricultural students conducted

Orientation programme for Agricultural students conducted

KVK Ernakulam conducted an orientation programme for   first batch Bsc Agriculture students of College of Agriculture, Ambalavayal on 27th October 2021 as part of their  Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE) programme.   The programme coordinated by KVK Wynadu emphasized the organization and function of this KVK and its contribution to the society. Farmer oriented programmes, market led interventions, public private partnership mode programmes etc of KVK Ernakyulam were discussed. The regular and some unique programmes conducted in the fields of Agriculture, Animal husbandry, Fisheries with the value addition aspects and entrepreneurship opportunities created were also covered. The Head and the Subject matter specialists of KVK Ernakulam ​participated along with RAWE Coordinator, Dr. Allan Thomas, Head, KVK Wayanad and KVK Module Leader, Dr Deepa Surendran, Assistant Professor, KVK Wayanad. 

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KVK to form Fish breeder farmers organization in Ernakulam district

 

KVK to form Fish breeder farmers organization in Ernakulam district
 
The KVK Ernakulam is forming Fish breeder farmers organization (FBFO) in Ernakulam district to facilitate farmerfarmer collaboration towards joint production and branded marketing of Pearlspot seeds. A Fish breeders meet was organized at Karumaloor on 2nd November 2021 where sixteen Pearlpsot breeders along with Dr.P.A.Vikas Subject Matter Specialist of KVK participated and chalked out modalities to form the organization . Mr. Ullas AR, Mr.Deepu Sasidharan and Mr.Shibu Thaithara were respectively elected as President, Secretary and Treasurer of the organization.  The farmer organization is expected to give momentum to the efforts of KVK in developing Pearlspot seed production enterprises in farmers fields across the coastal areas of the district. The KVK had been extending technology backstopping and providing marketing support to farmers through a seed buy-back arrangement and sale through KVKs Farm store. 

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KVK conducts Frontline demonstration of Nutmeg Sheller

KVK conducts Frontline demonstration of Nutmeg Sheller

The KVK Ernakulam in association with All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Farm Implements and Machinery conducted a Front line demonstration on the operation of Nutmeg Sheller at Kothamangalam on 29th October 2021. The sheller is used to decorticate nutmeg seeds to take out the kernels that fetch higher price in the market. The manual process that is commonly practiced in the area can only decorticate 15 kg in a day. The capacity of the demonstrated sheller is 135 kg per hour. The cost of shelling in the machine is only Rs. 0.70 per kilogram. The demonstration was conducted by Dr. Sindhu Bhaskar, Principal Investigator of the scheme functioning at Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Tavanur, Malappuram.  Shri.K.K.Dani, Member, District Panchayath (Ernakulam) inaugurated the programme and Shri.F.PushparajAnjelo, Subject Matter Specialist of KVK addressed the gathering.   Progressive farmers participated.

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KVK Ernakulam Celebrates Vigilance Awareness week

KVK Ernakulam Celebrates Vigilance Awareness week

The Vigilance awareness week was celebrated at ICAR- KVK Ernakulam during 26th October to 1st November 2021. All staff members have undertaken integrity pledge on 26.10.2021 administered by Dr. K. Smita Sivadasan, Subject Matter Specialist. Posters on Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informers Resolution, 2004 were displayed in the campus. A short message was circulated in farmer whatsapp groups to encourage them to undertake E-pledge. Subsequently an online integrity pledge was administered to farmers on 26.10.2021 by Shri. F. Pushparaj Anjelo, Subject Matter Specialist. An offline integrity pledge was also administered to farmers on 29.10.2021 at Kothamangalam by Shri. Sineesh Ambi, Technician.  A sensitization programme was organized on 30.10.2021 at KVK for school students. A brief talk on Corruption - how it affects the citizens was delivered by Shri. Shoji Joy Edison, Subject Matter Specialist. A lecture on how to be vigilant against Corruption was delivered by Dr. K. Smita Sivadasan, Subject Matter Specialist. Essay writing and Elocution competitions on theme Independent India @ 75: Self Reliance with Integrity were also held. Ms.Arya Manoj, Ms. Anu Nandhana and Ms. Alphonsa Mariya respectively won the first, second and third prize for Elocution competition and Ms. AleenaK ochuthresya, Ms. Sreejitha A.J and Ms. Sayoojya Sathyanwon respectively won the first, second and third prize for essay writing competition.

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Taining on Integrated Pest Disease and nutrient management in Banana conducted

 

Taining on Integrated Pest Disease and nutrient management in Banana conducted
The Ernakulam KVK is association with Krishi Bhavan and Swashraya Karshaka Samithi, Keerampara conducted training on Integrated Pest Disease and nutrient management in Banana for progressive farmers on 18th November 2021 as part of the Krishi Padashala (Farm school) programme of the Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Kerala. The programme was inaugurated  by Kothamangalam MLA Shri Antony John at Keerampara Swashraya Karshaka Samithi hall. Shri V C Chacko, President Keerampara Grama panchayath, Shri K K Daney, Member, Ernakulam district Panchayath were present.  Subject Matter Specialist Shri Shoji Joy Edison conducted the training. 
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Cool season vegetable farming: Training and seedling supply conducted

Cool season vegetable farming: Training and seedling supply conducted 

A training on Cool season vegetable farming followed by seedling supply was conducted by KVK Ernakulam in association with North Paravur Block Panchayath on 18th November 2021 at North Paravur. The programme was inaugurated by the Block Panchayath president Smt. Simna Santhosh. KVK Subject matter specialist Shri. Shoji Joy Edison conducted the training followed by an orientation programme on Entrepreneurship in vegetable seedling production to selected participants. The KVK has been providing technology backstopping to Haritham women group producing quality vegetable seedlings at N.Paravur Block Panchayath campus. The group was developed under the Mahila Kisan Shasaktikaran Pariyojana of Government of India. 
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National campaign on Agriculture and Environment The citizen face

 

National campaign on Agriculture and Environment: The citizen face 
As part of the monthly National level campaigns organized by The Indian Council of Agricultural Research under Azadi Ka Amrit Maholsav, the Ernakulam KVK conducted an online training and quiz competition to Green Brigades of Jeevas Public School, Aluva on 26th November 2021. The Green brigades are the students who steers the agriculture and environmental activities of the school. Team of class V were the winners of the quiz programme held on the theme “Agriculture and Environment”. The quiz was followed by  interactive lecture on "Environment and plastic pollution" by Subject matter specialist Shri. Shoji Joy Edison.  An exclusive session on Home gardening was also conducted
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ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS CONDUCTED

ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR  STUDENTS CONDUCTED
The KVK Ernakulam organized an orientation programme on  Environmental friendly Agriculture development : Role of KVKs to the  students of Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi on 27th November 2021. Dr. P.A Vikas, Subject Matter Specialist delivered lead talk.  Dr. Sangeetha K Prathap  NSS Programme Officer and  Dr. Martin G D, Fellow, CUSAT were present. The students were also engaged in planting of Mangrove saplings along the coastal line in Narakkal.
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World Soil day celebrated

World Soil day celebrated


The Ernakulam KVK celebrated world soil day on 5th December 2021 by conducting awareness programme on Scientific soil management. Class on Climate change and soil management was conducted by KVK horticulture specialist Shoji Joy Edison followed by a video presentation and class on Sampling for soil testing by Subject matter specialist Shri. Pushparaj Anjelo. Progressive farmers and students participated.  

 

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എള്ള് കർഷക സംഗമം

എറണാകുളം കെവികെയിൽ എള്ള് കർഷക സംഗമം 
കരഭൂമികളിലോ നെൽകൃഷിയിടങ്ങളിൽ  ഇടവിളയായോ പരമ്പരാഗതമായി എള്ള് കൃഷി ചെയ്തു വരുന്ന എറണാകുളം ജില്ലയിലെ കർഷകരുടെ കൂട്ടായ്മ രൂപീകരിച്ച് എള്ള് കൃഷി മേഖലയിലെ നിലവിലെ പ്രശ്നങ്ങൾ ചർച്ച ചെയ്യുന്നതിനോടൊപ്പം ജില്ലയിൽ ഉൽപാദിപ്പിക്കുന്ന എള്ള് കേന്ദ്രീകൃതമായി സംഭരിച്ചു മൂല്യ വർദ്ധനം നടത്തി ബ്രാൻഡ് ചെയ്തു വിപണനം നടത്തുന്നതിനുള്ള സാധ്യതകൾ ചർച്ച ചെയ്യുക എന്ന ലക്ഷ്യത്തോടെ  എറണാകുളം ജില്ലാ കൃഷി വിജ്ഞാന കേന്ദ്രം ജനുവരി ആദ്യ വാരത്തിൽ എള്ള് കർഷക  സംഗമം നടത്തുവാൻ തീരുമാനിച്ചിരിക്കുകയാണ്. പങ്കെടുക്കുവാനും കൂട്ടായ്മയുടെ ഭാഗമാകുവാനും താല്പര്യമുള്ള കർഷകർ  8281757450 എന്ന നമ്പറിൽ പ്രവർത്തിദിനങ്ങളിൽ 10  നും 4 നും ഇടയിൽ വിളിച്ചു രജിസ്റ്റർ ചെയ്യേണ്ടതാണ്

Karimeen (Pearlspot) seed is ready for supply

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KVK ERNAKULAM INTRODUCES COMMON BRAND FOR ORGANIC MANURE PRODUCED BY ITS TRAINEES

KVK ERNAKULAM INTRODUCES COMMON BRAND FOR ORGANIC MANURE PRODUCED BY ITS TRAINEES

The Ernakulam KVK introduced a common brand for organic manure produced by its trainees. The manure produced by aerobic composting of fish waste is the most effective way of utilizing fish market waste that is otherwise dumped in public places and water bodies creating environmental pollution. The fish market waste when composted into organic manure becomes an excellent plant nutrient source. The KVK regularly conducts training programmes on commercial production of this organic manure. There are two units established in Ernakulam to manufacture organic manure under the technology backstopping of KVK. Branded packing covers were distributed to successful trainees in a programme held at Munambam on 20th December 2021. The branding was done as part of Swatchtha Pakhwada, a prestigious programme of Government of India. Generating wealth from waste and promoting organic farming are flagship programmes envisaged in the Swatch Bharath Abhiyan. The common branding is expected to augment marketing avenues for the product.

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TRAINING ON SOIL-LESS PLANTING MEDIA PRODUCTION

TRAINING ON SOIL-LESS PLANTING MEDIA PRODUCTION

The KVK Ernakulam conducted a training on Soil-less planting media production on 22.12.2021 at Krishi Bhavan, Keezhmad, Ernakulam as part of it’s Swatchtha Pakhwada. Generating wealth from waste is a flagship programme envisaged in the Swatch Bharath Abhiyan of Government of India. The Soil less planting media is a mixture of composted pressmud (Sugar mill residue), Coir-pith (Coir industry residue) and Cow dung powder (Farm residue) enriched with Neem cake and bio control agents. This nutritionally rich mixture is proven as an excellent planting media for urban horticulture. Scarcity of soil is a great issue faced by urban farmers in Kerala. 

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CLEANING OF HARVESTED BANANA PLANTATIONS DEMONSTRATED

CLEANING OF HARVESTED BANANA PLANTATIONS DEMONSTRATED

The KVK Ernakulam demonstrated cleaning of harvested banana plantations as part of its Swatchtha Pakhwada at Ayyampuzha in Ernakulam district, Kerala The left over stems once shredded into small pieces are easy to get composted and incorporated in soil. This also makes farm clean while enhancing organic matter of the soil.  One acre banana plantation generates 30 MT of biomass residue and the tractor operated waste shredder demonstrated by KVK can shred banana stems of this quantity in 8 hours. Properly composted banana biomass from one acre area if used in situ can enhance organic matter by 0.1.to 0.2 per cent and that can reduce chemical fertilizer requirement by 16 per cent. Making Silage for dairy animals is also a possibility being explored by KVK. Generating wealth from waste is a flagship programme envisaged in the Swatch Bharath Abhiyan of Government of India. Tractor and shredder are available on rental at KVK. For bookings 9562120666. 

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WATER HYACINTH ERADICATION DURING SWATCHTHA PAKHWADA

WATER HYACINTH ERADICATION DURING SWATCHTHA PAKHWADA

 

Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crasippes) that grows in water bodies creates havoc to fish farmers as it considerably reduces water flow and depletes oxygen in fish farms. The fish farmed in cages are most affected. Water hyacinth also acts as a breeding ground for parasites and other hazardous organisms that cause diseases to fish. It comes to fish farms along with monsoon run-off water, establishes during July to August and generally decays during October as the salinity levels increase. However extended monsoon and release of water from dams this year resulted low salinity leading to a favorable environment for water hyacinth even during November and December. The fish stock ready for harvest during December is greatly affected by the presence of water hyacinth. In this context, KVK conducted an orientation programme on ill effects of water hyacinth on fish production and it’s eradication methods. A massive cleaning drive was conducted by engaging young fish farmers at Ezhikkara, Ernakulam where the water hyacinth accumulation was cleared from an area of 2 acres on 24th December 2021 as part of KVK’s Swatchtha Pakhwada. 

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WASTE MANGEMENT: IDEA PITCHING COMPETITION CONDUCTED FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

WASTE MANGEMENT: IDEA PITCHING COMPETITION CONDUCTED FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

The KVK Ernakulam conducted Idea pitching competition on Innovative ideas for waste management for school students during the Swachhata Pakhwada.  Master. Manu Malik  F.M.C.T.H.S.S, Karumalloor won the first prize, Kum. Meenakshi Biju, Chavara Darshan Public School, Koonamaavu won second prize and Master. Sonel M.Shibu,  Master. Abhishek Shaji, F.M.C.T.H.S.S, Karumalloor together won third prize. The prize distribution ceremony was conducted on 26th December 2021 at  F.M.C.T.H.S.S, Karumalloor. Smt. Sreeletha Lalu, President, Gramapanchayath, Karumaloor inaugurated, Shri. Peter, Principal, F.M.C.T.H.S.S, Karumalloor, and Shri. George Menachery, Vice President, Grama panchayath, Karumaloor, Dr. P.A Vikas, Subject Matter Specialist, KVK were present. Ideas of students include constitution of ward-level team to conduct orientation in each home on appropriate waste management strategy, conducting campaigns on usage of cotton reusable napkins in place of single-use plastics, promotion of electric vehicles, encouraging use of public transport facility, imposing ban on manufacturing of plastic carry bags,  discouraging usage of low-quality plastic products, promoting usage of metal utensils in place of plastics, converting waste into manures, energy generation from waste etc.

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ERNAKULAM KVK DEMONSTRATES PROFITABLE CAGE FISH FARMING FOR LANDLESS FARMERS

ERNAKULAM KVK DEMONSTRATES PROFITABLE CAGE FISH FARMING FOR LANDLESS FARMERS                  

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra Ernakulam of ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi in collaboration with Palliakkal Service Cooperative society, Ezhikkara demonstrated a lucrative model of fish farming for landless farmers. The cage fish farming was done in Veerampuzha backwaters, a public water body near Ernakulam, Kerala. The KVK initially conducted an entrepreneurship development programme for the farmers and subsequently conducted a series of follow up trainings and provided constant technology backstopping while the Society provided low interest loan to meet the farming cost. Ten metric tons of fish worth INR 50 lakh were produced by group of 30 landless young farmers during this year. Asian Seabass, Pearlspot, Red Snapper, Giant Trevally and Tilapia were the species farmed. This is the consecutive 4th year, KVK-society partnership is proving this cage fish farming model a success. Marketing being the major issue faced by farmers, the Society with guidance of KVK organized a fish tourism mela during this Christmas season where live, fresh, ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat fish varieties were made available to consumers. Wide coverage in various media attracted large number of consumers and the 4 days mela could market  2.3 MT fish worth INR. 12 lakhs. The major advantage of the mela is that this arrangement could avoid middle men and also transportation expenses thereby farmer could realize 20 per cent additional profit.

 

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Biological management of Aquatic weeds: Training conducted

Biological management of Aquatic weeds: Training conducted

The KVK Ernakulam conducted a training program Biological management of Aquatic weeds as part of it’s Swachhata Pakhwada on 27th December 2021 for members of Moozhikulam Sala, a cultural & environmental collective located at Moozhikulam, Ernakulam. Many of the freshwater resources in the district are infected by different types of aquatic weeds and algae resulting reclamation of these precious water resources into waste dumping yards. This not only lowers ground water levels, but also leads to flooding during monsoon. Cleaning of water sources and maintaining them tidy is essential. Rearing herbivorous fishes to feed algae/aquatic weed plants is a viable environmental friendly solution. Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon Idella) is an ideal candidate that has ability to feed aquatic weed voraciously about 2 to 3 times of its body weight daily.  Releasing 20 Grass Carps of 500 gm size can manage 1 acre pond.

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Fund Release webcasted

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Fund Release webcasted

The PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Fund Release was done by Honorable Prime minister Shri.Narendra Modi in a National level programme held via video conferencing on 1st January 2022. The KVK webcasted this programme for farmers of Ernakulam at Kaumaloor.  Progressive farmers and members of Kisan Service Society participated. Dr. P. A Vikas Subject Matter Specialist explained role of Farmer producer organizations (FPOs) on enhancing income and reaping higher profits from Agro enterprises. 

Vaccinated Kadaknath and Thalassey Chicks - Ready for sale

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എള്ള് കർഷകസംഗമം

എറണാകുളം കെവികെയിൽ എള്ള് കർഷക സംഗമം 
കരഭൂമികളിലോ നെൽകൃഷിയിടങ്ങളിൽ  ഇടവിളയായോ പരമ്പരാഗതമായി എള്ള് കൃഷി ചെയ്തു വരുന്ന എറണാകുളം ജില്ലയിലെ കർഷകരുടെ കൂട്ടായ്മ രൂപീകരിച്ച് എള്ള് കൃഷി മേഖലയിലെ നിലവിലെ പ്രശ്നങ്ങൾ ചർച്ച ചെയ്യുന്നതിനോടൊപ്പം ജില്ലയിൽ ഉൽപാദിപ്പിക്കുന്ന എള്ള് കേന്ദ്രീകൃതമായി സംഭരിച്ചു മൂല്യ വർദ്ധനം നടത്തി ബ്രാൻഡ് ചെയ്തു വിപണനം നടത്തുന്നതിനുള്ള സാധ്യതകൾ ചർച്ച ചെയ്യുക എന്ന ലക്ഷ്യത്തോടെ  എറണാകുളം ജില്ലാ കൃഷി വിജ്ഞാന കേന്ദ്രം എള്ള് കർഷക  സംഗമം നടത്തുവാൻ തീരുമാനിച്ചിരിക്കുകയാണ്. പങ്കെടുക്കുവാനും കൂട്ടായ്മയുടെ ഭാഗമാകുവാനും താല്പര്യമുള്ള കർഷകർ  8281757450 എന്ന നമ്പറിൽ പ്രവർത്തിദിനങ്ങളിൽ 10  നും 4 നും ഇടയിൽ വിളിച്ചു രജിസ്റ്റർ ചെയ്യേണ്ടതാണ്

National Girl Child Day celebrated

 

National Girl Child Day celebrated

The National girl child day was celebrated at KVK Ernakulam on 24th January 2022 as part of Azadi ka amrit mahotsav. Webinar exclusively for for Girl children on topic "Adolescent girls and mental health"  organized. Smt. Susan Jacob, Child Psychologist was the resource person. Girl children 287 numbers from 2 schools in Ernakulam district ​participated. Smt.Susan Jacob interacted with the children where various questions raised were answered and practical solutions suggested. Smt.P.Sreeletha, Subject Matter Specialist Coordinated the Webinar.  
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Ready to plant Elephant foot yam setts

Ready to plant Elephant foot yam setts

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International Womens Day

International Womens Day

ICAR KVK ERNAKULAM SALUTES EMPOWERED WOMEN

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Open precision farming resulted bumper harvest of Snap melon

Open precision farming resulted bumper harvest of Snap melon

The open precision farming of Snap melon demonstrated by KVK Ernakulam resulted bumper harvest where yield increase of 70 per cent recorded. The precision farming also improved appearance, overall quality and marketability of melons. The expenditure for fertilization reduced by 60 per cent as the nutrient supply was precisely to the root zone through micro irrigation. The plastic mulching prevented weed growth thereby the weeding cost could be saved.  Low water requirement, less spillage of water and nutrients also contributed towards resource saving. The foliar fertilization resulted in extended harvest and enhanced general health of the plants. The KVK conducted a Field day to popularize the technology at Alangad on 24th February, 2022. Alangad Grama panchayath president Shri.P M Manaf inaugurated the field day and Dr.Shinoj Subramannian, Principal Scientist and Head presided over. Different ready to drink items like Snap melon juice, dessert, shake and diabetic special summer cooler were served to the visitors. Seeds of snap melon were also supplied.  Shri. Shoji Joy Edison, Subject Matter Specialist (Horticulture) explained Precision farming technology. Smt.P Sreeletha, Subject Matter Specialist (Home Science) demonstrated various Snap melon products. 

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Capacity building programme exclusively for women farmers conducted

Capacity building programme exclusively for women farmers conducted

As part of Govt of Kerala campaign Njangalum Krishiyilekk (We are into Agriculture), the KVK and Dept. of Agriculture jointly organized capacity building programme on Homestead vegetable and fruit farming exclusively for women in Kottuvally Grama panchayath on 12th April, 2022. Shri.Shoji Joy Edison, Subject Matter Specialist (Horticulture) led the programme.  Eighty two participants attended. 

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KVK associated in capacity development programmes on Exotic and niche fruits

KVK associated in capacity development programmes on Exotic and niche fruits 

As part of nationwide campaign on  " Kissan bhagidari Prathamiktha Hamaari " from 25th April to 1st May 2022 , under Azadi Ka Amruth Mahotsav , KVK Ernakulam associated as resource persons in the State Horticulture Mission training on "Exotic and niche fruits" on 25th and 27th April 2022 for progressive farmers from  Muvattupuzha-Kothamangalam block and Keezhmad-Perumbavoor blocks respectively. 100 farmers participated in both the training. Commercial growing of rambutan, mangosteen, longan, avocado, early Jack varieties and homestead growing practices of other exotic fruits were discussed in the programme

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KAU- Agromet- GKMS- Warning to farmers

 

    കാർഷിക  സർവകലാശാലയിലെ വെള്ളാനിക്കര  കാർഷിക  കാലവസ്ഥാ  വിഭാഗത്തിലെ  ഗ്രാമീൺ കൃഷി മൗസം സേവ നൽകുന്ന നിർദേശങ്ങൾ 

  • ജില്ലയിൽ ഇന്നും നാളെയും സാമാന്യം ഭേദപ്പെട്ട മഴയ്ക്കും, ഒറ്റപ്പെട്ട സ്ഥലങ്ങളിൽ ഇടിമിന്നലോടുകൂടിയ ശക്തമായമഴയ്ക്കും, കാറ്റിനും സാധ്യതയുള്ളതിനാൽ വാഴകൾക്ക് ആവശ്യത്തിനു താങ്ങുകാലുകൾ നൽകുക,
  • പച്ചക്കറി പന്തലുകൾ ബലപ്പെടുത്തുക, മഴക്കാലരോഗങ്ങ ളിൽനിന്നും കന്നുകാലികളെ സംരക്ഷിക്കാൻ 
  • തൊഴുത്തും പരിസരപ്രദേശവും വെള്ളക്കെട്ടില്ലാതെ വൃത്തിയായി സൂക്ഷിക്കുക, കോഴിക്കൂട് ഈർപ്പമി ല്ലാതെ നിലനിർത്താനായി കൂട്ടിലെ പഴയഅറയ്ക്കപൊടി ഇടയ്ക്കു ഇളക്കുകയും, പുതിയ അറയ്ക്കപൊടി ഉപയോഗിക്കുകയും ചെയ്യുക, 
  • കൃഷിയിടങ്ങളിൽ പ്രതേകിച്ച് കൊയ്ത്തുകഴിയാത്ത പാടങ്ങളിൽ നിലവിലുള്ള നീർവാർച്ചസൗകര്യങ്ങൾ മെച്ചപെടുത്തുക.
  • ഇന്നും, നാളെയുംകണ്ണൂർ, കോഴിക്കോട്,  കാസർകോട് വയനാട്, ജില്ലകളിൽ റെഡ് അലർട്ടും, തൃശൂർ, പാലക്കാട്, മലപ്പുറം ജില്ലകളിൽ  ഓറഞ്ച് അലർട്ടും പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു. 
  • താഴ്ന്ന പ്രദേശങ്ങളിൽ  പ്രത്യകിച്ച് നദികളുടെ പരിസരപ്രദേശങ്ങളിൽ വെള്ളക്കെട്ടിനു  സാധ്യതയുള്ളസ്ഥലങ്ങളിൽ  പ്രാദേശികമായ മുൻകരുതലുകൾ  കൈകൊള്ളേണ്ടതാണ്.

Farmers Awareness Campaign on Efficient and Balanced Use of Fertilizers (including Nano-Fertilizers)

Farmers’Awareness Campaign on Efficient and Balanced Use of Fertilizers (including Nano-Fertilizers)

Fertilizer awareness campaign of KVK Ernakulam was conducted on 21st June in association with ATMA Ernakulam and IFFCO at Kunnukara Public Library Hall. Conducted two lectures as part of this programmme on "Efficient and balanced use of fertilizers" by ICAR-KVK Ernakulam Subject Matter Specialist and "Use of Nano fertilizers" by Marketing manager of IFFCO, Ernakulam region.  Display and sale of nano fertilizers were also arranged during the programme. 95 people attended the programme. 

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Kerala Institute for Entrepreneurship Development trainees visited KVKs Satellite demonstration farms

Kerala  Institute for Entrepreneurship Development trainees visited KVKs Satellite  demonstration farms
Participants of the Aquaculture and Fisheries Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) organized by Kerala  Institute for Entrepreneurship Development (KIED), Kalamassery visited KVKs satellite demonstration farms maintained at Manjaali and Anachaal near Ernakulam on 29th June 2022 and interacted with farmers. The trainees got practical insight into the techno-commercial aspects of two income generating enterprises being demonstrated by KVK (Ernakulam) viz., Cage fish culture and Pearlspot seed production. The EDP program was organized by KIED jointly with National  Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and the National  Fisheries  Development  Board, Hyderabad. Dr. P.A Vikas Subject Matter Specialist of the KVK  interacted with trainees. 

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Training on Water conservation in horticulture crops and Rainshelter cultivation

Training on Water conservation in horticulture crops and Rainshelter cultivation

The KVK jointly with Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) has conducted training on "Water conservation in horticultural crops and rainshelter cultivation" on 1st July, 2022 at Service Coperative Bank Auditorium, Neericode. The Subject Matter Specialist (Horticulture) Shri Shoji Joy Edison handled technical session. The programme  created awareness on importance of water conservation and water security issues among farmers. The participants were urged to join "Jal Shakthi Abhiyaan", the Nation wide campaign on water conservation being implemented by Government of India.   
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KVK participated in district level farmers fest organized by Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Kerala

KVK participated in district level farmers fest organized by Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Kerala
The KVK participated in the Ernakulam district level Njattuvela fest and inauguration of Njangalum krishiyilekku programme of Department of Agriculture, Government of Kerala held at at Service Cooperative Bank Auditorium at Neericode​ on 2nd July, 2022 . The KVK demonstrated various technologies and products including Soil less planting media , Mini oil press, Pearl spot seeds, Organic manure Fishilizer, Pokkali rice, sea fish extract,  Vaccinated poultry chicks, Turmeric seeds produced at KVKs satellite seed production centres. The fest was inaugurated by the Kerala State Industries Minister Shri. P. Rajeev. 

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Training on Homestead Fish farming conducted

 

Training on Homestead Fish farming conducted
 
The ICAR-KVK Ernakulam, CMFRI, organized one-day training program on Homestead Fish farming at Karumalloor on 11th July 2022 as part of the National Campaign "Emerging Aquaculture Systems & Practices". Smt. Sreeletha Lalu, President Gramapanchayath, Karumalloorinaugurated the program. Dr. P.A Vikas SMS (FIsheires) was the resource person. KVK partner farmers Shri. Jabbar Mattuppuram and Shri Ullas A.R shared their farming experiences during the training. Progressive farmers participated.
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Farmers training conducted as part of Jal shakthi Abhiyaan

The Ernakulam KVK in collaboration with District Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) conducted farmer’s training on “Water management to boost productivity in Horticultural crops” at Kadungallur Grama Panchayath hall on 21st July 2022  as part of the prestigious Government of India Programme Jalshakthi Abhiyaan.  Shri. Suresh Muttathil, President, Kadungallur grama panchayat inaugurated the program who urged the participant to do all possible measures to conserve water and preserve public water bodies in the panchayath.  Shri. Shoji Joy Edison, Subject Matter Specialist was the resource person. Smt. Naeema Naushad Ali, Agricultural officer, Kadungallur​ , and ATMA- Block Technology Manager Shri Nishil T. K addressed farmers. 

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