Community Radio Station
On use of Information communication technologies for agriculture extension to rural farming communities, we started Community Radio Station since 4.11.2013 after license issued by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, New Delhi. The funding supported by ATMA, Gandhinagar as well as our host organization Ambuja Cement Foundation. The main objective of this CRS (90.4 MHz Lokvani Radio) is to bridge the information-knowledge gaps of the all sections of the society especially to the farming community of the locality with latest and relevant cost effective information. This Lokvani Radio is covering near about 80 villages surrounding 12-15 Km radius of KVK premises.
We have developed one techno museum to display all agricultural technologies those are spreading by the KVK in the district.
Vermi Compost & Vermi Wash Unit
KVK had been initiated vermi composting unit with vermin wash for farmers as a demonstration purpose to use their compost for sustainable agriculture.
KVK-Junagadh initiated crop cafeteria for demonstrating all crop varieties those can grow in this agroclimatic situation for farmers in the concept of learning by seeing.
Soil and Water Testing Laboratory
Our host organization (ACF) had been established Soil and Water Testing laboratory at KVK for providing the knowledge about this coastal district’s soil & water condition at farmer field by analyzing of different soil & water parameters and recommendation accordingly to the farmers. Annually, this laboratory is analyzing as well as recommending about 2000 soil & water samples to farmers.
Leaf Tissue Analysis Lab
Our KVK had been established this laboratory by the funding support of NHM for checking/analyzing of different macro nutrient deficiency in standing crops & recommending accordingly to check the deficiency. By this unit/lab, we are analyzing and recommending about 80-100 samples of farmers field annually.
Model Nursery Unit
The district is having enough potential of growing fruit plants and vegetable. To meet the demand of improved vegetable seedling/sampling the KVK initiated a horticulture nursery with poly house and Net house by funding support of NHM. Now, we are providing about 1.5 Lakh improved quality vegetable sapling/ seedlings annually.
Fish Pond Unit
For fisherman community, we started this unit to promote fresh water fishing like Rohu, Catla, Mrigal and Prawn farming.
Honey Bee Unit
By this unit KVK advocated about role of honey bee for pollination in different cross pollinated crops there after increasing the crop production and income generation by honey production.
To utilize the irrigation water in proper way, we installed drip system as unit at KVK farm so farmers can see and implement their own farm.
Farm Machinery Unit
Our KVK is also very much focusing on mechanization of agriculture. That’s why we developed the same for farming community to know about new farm implements as well as tools.
Organic Mango Orchard
Our district is well known for Kesar Mango orchard. That’s why we initiated with about 1000 Kesar Mango plantation in our KVK land without any use of chemicals to learning the same by the farmers at their field / orchard for better quality production.
Nutritional Kitchen Garden Unit
KVK-Junagadh also developed one nutritional kitchen garden unit for demonstration cum advertisement of different seasonal major vegetables in rural farm women due to their better health.
To insure better and cheapest different agricultural inputs including bio-agents we started this unit through farmer producer company.
Medicinal Plants Unit
We introduced about seventy medicinal plants demo unit for providing the medicinal value for health of farming community as well as animals.
NADEP Compost Unit
To use the farm waste as well as kitchen waste as better compost, we started this unit .
Technology Information Unit
We stared this unit in the form of voice message service to short out the different agricultural issues as per season & crop like ICM, INM, IPM, IDM and also on animal husbandry etc. to about 8000 farmers of annually about 40-50 massages. We also established touch screen kiosk for knowledge building of farmer without support of anyone.
KVK also started demo unit on Azolla to use as rich protein cattle feed for farmer of district.
Bio- Digester Unit
This unit is started to develop the bio pesticides from locally available weeds with low cost technology.