Demo Village

Demo Village

IFGTB had adopted Kandiyur Village in Mettupalayam Taluk in Coimbatore District to demonstrate the technologies and products developed by the Institute. The major technologies developed were deployed at the village to increase the productivity of the land as well as improving the farming income through plantations. The technologies demonstrated have been adopted by farmers for increasing the tree based income. A model nursery was established at Kandiyur Demo Village. Entry point activities in the village were carried out to gain the confidence of the people. A status survey of the village on demography, socioeconomic conditions, scope for plantations based economy and rising of nursery were taken up.

Agroforestry models and model plantations using improved planting stock and the clones developed by IFGTB were established in several farm fields. Agroforestry models comprising of Teak, Casuarina, Eucalyptus, Melia dubia, Gmelina arborea, Ailanthus, Mahogany along with intercrops of ground nut, cowpea, brinjal and tomato were established in form of demonstration trials in farm lands. Exposure visits to the farmers of Kandiyur Demo Village to IFTGB and TNAU were organized to expose them to various technologies related to plantation management. Seedlings were distributed to farmers for promoting bund planting. Regular training programmes have been organized for various Self Help Groups working in the village. As per the Extension Action Plan of ICFRE 2018- efforts are on for identification of new Demo Village for furthering the initiatives in dissemination of research output and technologies.