KVK has a farm machinery and agro service centre with modern facilities, which includes farm machineries for various agricultural operations with special emphasis to paddy and coconut.
The farm machineries and implements are made available to the farmers across the district for their field operations at a reasonable rent. Different kind of machineries are available in this way. The farmers and rural youth who were trained at KVK in various aspects of operation and maintenance of farm equipments can hire the machineries for their own or service providing activities.
Agricultural Task Force
KVK formed two paddy task forces at Pandalam Thekkara and Eraviperoor Grama Panchayath. Each task force consists 10 members who are given intensive training in the operation and maintenance of farm machineries especially in paddy cultivation. The farmers and land owners can make use the services of the Agricultural Task Force.
Friend of coconut tree
In order to solve the problem of shortage of coconut climbers KVK organizes intensive training programmes of mechanized coconut climbing in collaboration with Coconut Development Board. The six days vocational programmes involves various cultivation, irrigation and management practices in coconut cultivation besides the mechanized coconut climbing. 122 persons completed the training programme so far. The farmers can avail the facility of Friends of Coconut from http://coconutboard.nic.in/friends.htm
Fabrication, repair and maintenance of farm machineries
An equipped workshop is established at the Agro Service Centre of KVK in which the repair and maintenance of minor agriculture implements are carried out. The centre envisages to overcome the shortage of agricultural machineries by imparting training to the rural youth in this concern. Besides, the Agro Service Centre involved in the fabrication of various agricultural and livestock management models on demand of the farmers.
Precision farming and micro irrigation
The horticultural section of our district is in a turning point toward the protected and precision farming practices. The Agro Service Centre serves as a technical consultancy in the matter of protected cultivation and micro irrigation technology. The fabrication, cladding, micro irrigation system establishment, etc. are carried out by the centre for the precision farming of the district.