Forest Economics and Extension

Extension requires the findings from research programmes, in order to provide farmers with the most appropriate solutions and advice. Effective mechanisms have been evolved at the institute to ensure that there is a free flow of information between scientists of various divisions and extension wing by constituting a multidisciplinary extension team drawing scientists from various fields at the institute. Also, scientists have been identified for each district to stay connected with the people. Van Vigyan Kendras have been established one in each mandated states and union territories in collaboration with the forest department to reach out effectively to the farmers. The institute has adopted a demo village at Kandiyur, Mettupalayam to demonstrate the technologies and product developed by the institute and the council. All the technologies and products developed are being deployed at the village to increase the productivity of the land as well as the improving the farming income through plantations. A Tree Information centre has been established at the institute to provide solutions to the queries of the farmers and foresters through single window systems.