Dr.S.M.Shivaprakasha, M.F.Sc., Ph.D.
Karnataka Veterinary Animal & Fisheries Sciences University,
Nandinagar PB No.6 BIDAR 585 401
The Directorate of Extension at KVAFSU was initiated with the objective of providing extension education and service to the professional and livestock farmers.
The Directorate of Extension functions as a link between the university and farming community in transferring the improved technologies to the farmers door and also in identifying the field problems there by giving sufficient feed back to the university to orient the research on those lines.
Training programme is the main motto of the directorate for professionals and the farming community. Further, the Directorate has planned to bring out extension literature and package of practices in all sphere of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries for the benefit of farming community.
The Directorate has planned to adapt a village under each institution for over all development of livestock activities aiming to create model village. Further, impact training will be given to the extension personnel who are engaged in extension work in the villages there by strengthening them to educate the rural women, farmers and unemployed youth to establish Livestock and Fishery units.
The Directorate has planned to produce documentaries on different livestock and fisheries management activities to be aired through mass media for the benefit of the farming community.