The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) on Tuesday held a special camp here to manufacture value-added products, using honey as the main ingredient.

The camp held at the KVK, attached to the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) here, was held as part of the year-long training programme for honey-bee keeping that concluded here on Tuesday.

Camp at KVK

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra camp demonstrated the potential to aptly make use of abundantly available local fruit varieties such as jackfruit, pineapple, and mangoes that could be marketed after value addition using natural ingredients like honey.

This way, it could also be preserved for a longer period.

Tips on marketing

The demonstration held at the KVK turned out to be an altogether new experience for the participants who got tips on how to enhance the marketability of the local agriculture goods by going in for value addition.

George V. Thomas, CPCRI director, addressing the valedictory session, said the use of honey could contribute immensely in the projects for self help group and rural population in the immediate future.

Agriculture Deputy Director Thirumaleshwara Bhat underscored the need to encourage bee-keeping as a vocation.