About Us

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dakshina Kannada  is a district level resource and knowledge centre established by the Indian Council of Agriculture (ICAR), New Delhi in the year 2004 at Agriculture Research Station, Kankanady, Mangalore, Karnataka State, under the then  University of Agriculture Sciences, Bangalore  and has become part of Karnataka Veterinary Animal &  Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar since      01-09-2011. The operational area of this KVK comes under coastal Zone (Zone 10), comprising of five talukas viz; Mangalore, Puttur, Bantwal, Sullya, Belthangady. The KVK started with a mission to disseminate the appropriate technologies to the farming community for enhancing the farm productivity to achieve sustainable income.

The average annual rainfall ranges from 4127.54m.m. With peak rainfall during June & July months. The main food crops is Paddy and pulses like Greengram, Blackgram and Horsegram are grown in small pockets in paddy fallows under residual soil moisture conditions.  Horticulture crops like Arecanut, Coconut, Pepper, Cashew, Banana, Vegetables, and Flower crops like Jasmine are grown in large scale and sustained the economy of the District. Subsidiary enterprises like Dairy, Poultry, Piggery, Goat farming, and inland fisheries are practiced by the farmers to enhance their existing income.