Mission: To make agriculture profitable and sustainable

The concept of Agricultural University envisages a strong integration of teaching, research and extension. The major emphasis in extension education is on conducting of Front line extension activities viz., testing and introduction of new technologies to the farmers’ fields, processing of technical information, training of extension personnel, developing innovative extension methodologies and strategies, etc. The extension activities are being conducted / implemented by various extension units of the University, namely

  • District Agricultural Advisory and Transfer of Technology Centres (DAATTCs)
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs)
  • Agricultural Information & Communication Centre (AI&CC)
  • Electronic Media Wing
  • Farmers Call Centre

These units undertake the following extension activities for profitable farming by the farmers in A.P. state.

    • Technology Assessment
    • Front line Demonstrations
    • Diagnostic team visits
    • Vocational Trainings
    • Training Programmes
    • Publications
    • Dissemination of information through print and electronic media
    • Kisan Melas
    • Technology weeks
    • Exposure visits
    • Village Adoption Programme
    • Distance Education

     

    KVKs also take up seed production at their farms and provide quality seed to the farmers. In addition, innovative extension methods viz., “flag method, developing farmer master trainers, innovative farmers networking, farm science club, tribal youth networking and Annapurna Krishi Prasara Seva – an Interactive Information Dissemination system (IIDS)” are being implemented by all DAATTCs and KVKs and also other new initiatives such as mobile apps namely Eruvaka, Greeshma, Krishi Vigyan, Mana Verusanaga and Agritech Hub were also introduced.

      The farmers of the state are also being served by the ANGRAU extension units using the externally funded projects viz., RKVY, National Initiative on Climate Resilient agriculture(NICRA-ICAR), Annapurna ICT model (Media Lab Asia), ATMA, NFDB, Power Grid Corporation, Coconut Development Board, NABARD programmes. The University has entered MoU with ICRISAT and Reliance Foundation in extending services to the farmers through various ICT tools.

    Extension programmes initiated for the Ist time by the ANGRAU in India


    1969 -  Vyavasaya Panchangam in Telugu (Agriculture Almanac)
    1979 -  RAWEP (Rural Agricultural Work Experience Programme)
    1998 -  Annadata velugubata (distance education programme through private TV channel)
    1999 -  Multi coloured illustrative Diagnostic bulletins
    2001 – Establishment of Electronic Media Wing
    2001 – Rythumitra programme thorugh private TV channel
    2003 – Farmers call centre : Toll free no: 1800 425 0430
    2009 – Vyavasayam monthly magazine
    2010 – Flag method of extension
    2011 – Developing farmer master trainers
    2012 – Innovative Farmers’ Networking
    2012 – Farm Science Clubs
    2013 – Annapurna Krishi Prasara Seva (Toll free no: 1800 425 3141)
    2014 – Tribal Youth Network
    2016 – Reach Every Panchayat

     

    Organisational Flow Chart

ORGANOGRAM OF EXTENSION IN THE A.N.G.R.A.