National Farmers Innovative Meet 2010


Innovations play an important role in food production as well as in optimizing resource utilization by farmers. An innovation is an idea, practice or object that is perceived as new by an individual or others in a given system. The technologies/practices that are developed through research are innovations which may be new varieties of crops and plants, new breeds of livestock, new chemicals and medicines, new technique of doing things etc. Irrespective of time period the idea or practice was originally developed, when a person first becomes aware of it, it is an innovation to that person. Using something old in new ways or applying something new to successfully produce desired social and economic outcome is an innovation.

Apart from innovations and scientific package of practices developed and transferred from R&D institutes, innovations in the form of grass root level technologies and methodologies developed by some of the innovative farmers and rural youth are benefiting widely to farmers and have also been accepted across the system. Such innovative technologies and methodologies are largely confined to some locations. Benefits accrued from such innovative ideas need to be widely shared across the country. And the scientific talents behind such grass root level innovations need to be encouraged and recognized. Valuable ideas and techniques generated by them largely go unnoticed owing to lack of proper documentation and opportunities for wider dissemination.

Division of Agricultural Extension, ICAR and the KVKs across the country and eight Zonal Project Directors have played a key role in searching and documenting these innovations of practical importance. The Zonal level expert committee analyzed innovations for their scientific logic and further screening was done at national level for selecting innovations with sound scientific base and wider applicability in the country.

The ICAR JSSKVK has hosted Farm Innovators Meet at Suttur on 11th November 2010.


Programme Inauguration
Inaguration programme by lighting the lamp by dignitories, innovative farmer and farmwomen. His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, Sri. B.N. Betkerur, Executive Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru, Dr. S. Ayyappan, Director General, ICAR, NewDeli, Dr K.D. Kokate, Deputy Director General (Agril. Extn), ICAR, New Delhi and Dr S. Prabhu Kumar, Zonal Project Director, Zone VIII, Bengaluru were in the picture.

Deflossing Cocoon demonstration

Farmer from Alambur Munti, Mysuru district, Karnataka demonstrating deflossing silk cocoon to the dignitories and others


Director General Address

Dr. S. Ayappan, Director General Indian Council of Agricultural Research Government of India addressing the farm innovators.


Hand book of NIFM 2010

Hand book of National Farm Innovators Meet (NIM)2010.Click here to download

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