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National Seminar on "New Horizons and Challenges in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics" on 9-10 October 2014, at CPCRI, Kasargod

Short course on "Advances in production of quality planting materials in plantation crops" on 18-27 November 2014, at CPCRI Regional Station, Kayamkulam

Application called for the post of  Technical Assistant(Field/Farm Technician)

Quotations invited for various farm lab works and civil works



Meetings / Trainings



Training Schedule for the month of  January, 2016
I.On Campus Training
Sl.No  Date  Topic
1 02,08,15,22,29/01/2016 Vocational training on "Broiler farming and egger nursery" 
2 06,07.01.2016 Vegetable and banana production and value chain management sponsored by District Kudumbasree Mission,Alappuzha
3 11.01.2016 Value addition of homestead crops
4 12,13,14.01.2016 Value addition of vegetables for sponsored farmers from Ernakulam and Pathanamthitta
5 12,13,14/01/2016 Vocational training on "Spawn production"
6 15.01.2016 Nursery preparation & Tray method nursery sponsored by IWMP, Mavelikkara
7 16.01.2016 Vermicomposting (for Dairy farmers of KCMMF)
8 18.01.2016 Preparation of organic manures and fortification of bio-fertilizer & its usage sponsored by IWMP,Mavelikkara
9 19,20,21.01.2016 Value addition of vegetables for sponsored farmers from Kollam and Kannur
10 22.01.2016 Rooftop terrance cultivation of vegetables sponsored by IWMP, Mavelikkara
11 27,28,29.01.2016 Value addition of vegetables for sponsored farmers from Kozhikode and Wyanad
12 28.01.2016 Organic management of pest and disease in vegetables


II.Off Campus Training
SlNO Date  Topic Location
1 05.01.2016 Scientific cultivation and plant protection in banana Muttar
2 05.01.2016 Agro processing and value addition of Jackfruit Pallom
3 07.01.2016 Training cum Method Demonstration on Soil Testing     Punnappra
4 08.01.2016 Scientific vegetable cultivation sponsored by IWMP, Champakkulam Kainakary
5 08.01.2016 Value addition of Mushroom  Aryad
6 12.01.2016 Scientific banana cultivation  Champakulam
7 13.01.2016 Vegetable Cultivation  Aryad
8 23.01.2016 Pest and disease management in paddy Muttar


Institutional and Off Campus Training Programmes

Institutional and off campus training programmes on Various aspects of production, protection and processing of coconut, arecanut and cocoa are organized at the HQ, regional stations and research centres of the Institute to benefit farmers and exctension personnel.

Training Programmes on Demand

  • Training Programme on Selected Topics on Request

The following training programmes on request could be organized at CPCRI HQ or at regional satations at Kayamkulam and Vittal or at Research centres at Mohitnagar and Kahikuchi.

  1. Production Technology on coconut.
  2. Management of coconut diseases.
  3. Arecanut production technology.
  4. Nusery management in coconut, arecanut and cocoa.
  5. Post Harvest Technology for Plantation Crops.
  6. Integrated Pest management in coconut.
  7. Organic farming technologies for palm based cropping systems.
  8. Computer applications in plantation management.
  9. Drought Management in Plantation Crops.


Course fee per trainee (Rs.)



Govt.   Sponsored


Govt.   Sponsored







Course fee for five participants will be charged in case the number of nomination is less than five.

Off-Campus Training Programme on Request

Crop Management Technologies for coconut, arecanut and cocoa cultivation.
Drought Management in Plantation Crops.
Coconut Based Farming Systems.
Hybridization Techniques in Coconut.
Vermicomposting and Mushroom Cultivation Technology using Plantation wastes.
Value addition through Product Diversification in coconut.
Integrated pest, disease and nematode management in coconut.
Elite seedling production programme.
Advances in arecanut production technology.
Advances in cocoa production technology.


Course fee per trainee (Rs.)



Govt.   Sponsored


Govt.   Sponsored







TA/DA and honararium for Resource Personnel shall be paid by the Sponsors as per ICAR norms.

Training Programme on Preparation of coconut chips

Besides the above, one day training on ‘Preparation of coconut chips’ is conducted regularly for entrepreneurs and members of farmers’ groups and women SHGs on request. For this training programme Rs100/- is charged per person as training fee.

Training Schedule for the Month of March, 2014
I.On Campus Training
Sl.No Topic Date Venue Resource Person
II.Off Campus Training


Transfer of Technology

Institutional and off campus training programmes

Institutional and off campus training programmes on various aspects of production, protection and processing of coconut, arecanut and cocoa are organized at the HQ, regional stations and research centres of the Institute to benefit farmers and extension personnel. Besides, training programmes are also conducted on selected topics on request from individuals and organizations for which training fee will be charged. (Details under training programmes)

Front Line Demonstration programmes

Front line demonstration programmes on selected technologies relating to farming systems, INM, IPM, IDM and Post Harvest Technologies in coconut, arecanut and cocoa are being organised in farmers field for convincing the farmers about the viability of the technologies and to obtain proper feedback from farmers on the constraints in adoption of the recommended technologies.

Utilization of media and other extension  methods for Transfer of Technology in coconut,  arecanut and cocoa

The following activities are regularly taken up to effectively utilize various media and methods of extension for effective TOT in coconut, arecanut and cocoa:

  • Publication of extension pamphlets, CD-ROM etc.
  • Organising Kisan Mela
  • Organising campus exhibition
  • Technology dissemination through news papers, farm journals and radio
  • Production video programmes on selected technologies
  • Organising exposure visit –cum-training programmes for different clientele groups including farmers, extension prersonnel and students
  • Farm advisory services
  • Institute visit by farmers and other clients
  • Participation in Agricultural seminars

Cyber Extension Activities

CPCRI has implemented many of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT )initiatives in the lines of Web-based systems, interactive software and cyber extension. To place CPCRI in the arena of Internet to communicate research result to the end users, a website of CPCRI was developed and hosted under the URL Farmers and extension personnel seek clarifications on queries through online query facility provided at the website.

ATIC also utilizes the advances in ICT in transfer of technology to farmers in single window concept. Kiosks, web based consultancies and e-mail and mobile based queries for technological clarification of farmers are some of the initiatives implemented through ATIC.

Software developed at CPCRI

  • Interactive and auto executable software called “Nalikeram” was developed on coconut cultivation practices for the benefit of coconut farmers and extension workers.
  • Software on Arecanut cultivation: Gives information on arecanut cultivation as well as pest and disease management technologies.
  • Software on Coconut Descriptors Part –II with characteristics of 26 Coconut varieties was developed and released in CocoTech meeting on 17th July, 2000.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) software: It includes description of pests, Life cycle, Symptoms and Control methods (Chemical, Mechanical, Cultural and biological) of the ten major pests of coconut. A few video clippings were also included.
  • e- Manual on coconut cultivation CD-ROM software was developed and released on October 30th, 2002 in COGENT meeting. The package gives details on technologies for coconut cultivation developed and recommended by the CPCRI.
  • Software on Integrated Disease Management (IDM) in Coconut: It was developed in windows environment and released in 2004. This CD covers distribution, symptoms (with photographs) and management practices of Root(wilt), Leaf rot, Bud rot, Basal stem rot, stem bleeding and tatipaka diseases.
  • e- Manual on Cocoa cultivation - software was developed. It gives complete information on cultivation practices for Cocoa.
  • Video programme “About CPCRI”: Produced in English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. It exhaustively describes different scientific activities and achievements of the institute.
  • A video on package of practices on different farming activities and crop production in Malayalam.
  • Office automation initiated in order to enhance the efficiency and interconnectivity of the employees to increase the productivity of organization.

Research-Extension-Farmer Interface facilitated through video conferencing videoconferencing

CPCRI has launched cyber extension activities utilizing the videoconferencing facility  covering Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Orissa, Bihar and West Bengal as part of strengthening the technology transfer programmes of the Institute in mandate crops viz., coconut, arecanut and cocoa. A group video conferencing system through ISDN was installed at the ATIC, CPCRI, Kasaragod to facilitate interaction between various stakeholders for enhancing technology utilization in coconut, arecanut and cocoa.  The video conferencing facility is effectively utilized for scheduling and implementing interface programmes at regular intervals involving various stake holders including researchers, extension personnel, farmers and entrepreneurs. It enables Interaction of farmers at remote villages with the subject matter specialists of the institute and other centres thereby reducing the time, effort and cost in transfer of know-how from lab to field.

Extension Research

Besides organizing extension activities, Extension section of Division of Social Sciences also undertakes studies on various aspects of technology generation, transfer and utilization in coconut, arecanut and cocoa as follows.

  • Studieson knowledge and adoption of recommended technologies and feedback to research system.
  • Action research projects on the performance of CPCRI technologies in farmers’ fields
  • Collection and documentation of indigenous technical knowledge
  • Studies on women empowerment through coconut based micro enterprises
  • Action research projects on group approach for enhancing income from coconut framing through effective technology integration

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