Concepts, Approaches and Methodologies for Technology Application and Transfer - A resource book for KVKs

The book entitled - Concepts, Approaches and Methodologies for Technology Application and Transfer – A resource book for KVKs  presents a comprehensive coverage including genesis, growth and importance of KVKs, tools to get started with problem identification in the district, guidelines to conduct technology assessment, refinement and demonstration with examples. It highlights important training methodology, definitions of various social concepts commonly used in extension, communication and management and also tools for impact assessment and basic statistics. Different Central programmes and schemes and various innovations made by KVKs are also included along with knowledge management strategies and project management techniques.

The book consists of 12 chapters covering various extension systems functioning in the country with the major emphasis on the role of KVKs. It has also explained the farming systems and various approaches for effective diffusion and adoption of agricultural technologies. The methodology for conducting KVKs’ mandatory activities like training programmes, On-Farm Trials(OFTs), Front-Line Demonstrations(FLDs) etc., with discipline-wise suitable examples have also been explained in this book. The chapter on impact evaluation tools, knowledge management, project management and globalization issues including WTO and Agreement on Agriculture have also been included keeping in view the changing global scenario in agriculture. The book will be of great help and useful to those extension personnel, KVK staff, scholars and other stakeholders who are significantly responsible for application and transfer of agricultural technologies.