International Conference on Extension for Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development


ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mysuru, Karnataka, along with ICAR ATARI, Zone – XI, Bengaluru and Extension Education Society (EES), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, organized the International Conference on Extension for Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development during 14 to 16 December 2019 in Suttur, Mysuru district.

On 14 December 2019, the Conference was inaugurated at 3.00 pm in the Divine Presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathree Deshikendra Mahaswamiji of the Jagadguru Sri Veerasimhasana Mahasamsthana Math, Suttur. He thanked ICAR ATARI and EES for joining hands with JSS KVK in organizing the Conference, which also marked the 25th year of the establishment of the JSS KVK. While offering his blessings he expressed concerns about growing disillusionment among farmers, youths losing interest in agriculture and the climate crisis posing serious threat to sustainability of agriculture and expressed hopes that the Conference will bring out recommendations fordealing with these challenges.

Dr. M. Mahadevappa, Director, Rural Development, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru, presided over the inaugural function. Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General (DDG - AE), ICAR, New Delhi, was the Chief Guest who gave the Inaugural Address. Dr. S. Rajendra Prasad, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, UAS, Bengaluru,speaking as the Guest of Honour. Dr. M. J. Chandre Gowda, Organizing Secretary and Director, ICAR ATARI, Bengaluru, welcomed the guests and the delegates. Dr. H. Philip, Chairman, EES, TNAU Campus, Coimbatore, gave an introduction to the Conference


Programme Inauguration
Inaguration programme by lighting the lamp by dignitories. His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, Dr. C.G. Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru, Dr. M. Mahadevappa, Director, Rural Development, JSS Mhavidyapeetha, Mysuru, Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General (DDG-AE), ICAR, New Delhi, Dr. S. Rajendra Prasad, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, UAS, Bengaluru,Dr. M. J. Chandre Gowda, Organizing Secretary and Director, ICAR ATARI, Bengaluru, Dr. H. Philip, Chairman, EES, TNAU Campus, Coimbatore and Dr. Arun Balamatti, Senior Scientist and Head, ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur were in the picture.

Director's Word

Dr. M.J. Chandregowda, Director, ICAR ATARI, Zone XI and Organizing Secretary, eSARD Conference delivering lecture in the conference.


Poster Presentation Session

Dr.Philip H., Professor of Agricultural Extension, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and President Extension Education Society (EES) evaluating the poster presenation.


Session Hall Presentation

Dr. Arun Balamatti, Senior Scientist and Head and also local organizing secretary of eSARD International Conference, made his presentation


Group Snap

All the dignitories, guests, participants and Volunteers group sanap.


Hand book of eSARD

Hand book of Agricultural Extension for Sustainable Development.Click here to download

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