The Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR), Kozhikode and its Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) are together organizing a Kisan Mela from February 8 to 12, showcasing various field technologies for the benefit of the farming community.

The programme will be organised at IISR Research Farm at Peruvannamuzhi, Kozhikode District.

Participants

About 20 organisations such as Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod, Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram, Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur, Karnataka, Directorate of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, Gujarat, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kozhikode, KVK, Kannur and Malappuram, RAIDCO, Kerala, Indian Council of Agricultural Research complex, Goa are expected to put up stalls, exhibiting various technologies and machineries developed by them.

The inaugural function will be followed by honouring outstanding farmers who won National and State-level awards for their achievements.

Award winners

The award winners will also share their experiences during at the event. Experts will answer various queries of farmers during the farmers’ interactive session in the afternoon.

Participation is restricted to 250 farmers who register their names on first come first serve basis. The exhibition is open to public and school children from morning of 9th February to forenoon of 12th February.

For registration and other details contact Mr. P S Manoj, Horticulture at 09447565549 or Mr. K M Prakash, Agronomy at 09447526964 or KVK office at 0496-2662372.