Demo Village

Demo Village

IFGTB had adopted Kandiyur Village in Mettupalayam Taluk in Coimbatore District 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 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 have been carried out to win the confidence of the people. A status survey of the village to assess the demography, socioeconomic conditions, scope for plantations based economy, etc, raising of nursery was taken up.

Agroforestry models and model plantations using improved planting stock and the clones developed by IFGTB were established in several farm fields. The species used in Agroforestry and plantations include Teak, Casuarina, Eucalyptus, Melia Dubia, Gmelina arborea, Ailanthus, Mahogany etc. Ground nut, cowpea, brinjal and tomato were used as agricultural crop in Agroforestry models.

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 raising the same on field bunds. Regular training programmes have been organized for various Self Help Groups working in the village.