Kalpavriksha Knowledge Centre
Kalpavriksha Knowledge Centre (KKC) as the name suggests would be a centre of excellence for coconut crop developed by Parachute Kalpavriksha foundation in Perundurai. The main aim of this centre is to impart knowledge to farmers regarding best management practices for coconut farming with the help of experts. The farmers undergo a model based training under the guidance of coconut experts in areas such as pest, disease, water management etc. After class room training, an open house group discussion is conducted so that farmers can clarify their doubts on coconut farming from our experts.
Finally, these farmers get to visit our Kalpavriksha demo farm which acts as model farm for demonstration of best practices.
I have over 300 coconut trees in my farm. My farming practices were not so organized and hence, I faced many difficulties in nurturing my trees to give good yields. Fortunately, from the year 2018, Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation representatives paid regular visits to my farm and educated to about various techniques and saved my farm from pest attacks. Compared to previous yields, I am getting substantial quantity of coconuts in my farm this year
R. NatarajanPollachi South
I am involved in coconut farming, since 1974. Despite the experience I had in farming I was stuck, when pests like Rhinoceros Beetle attacked my trees. The Parachute Kalpavriksha Team has guided me with clear strategies on how to trap pests and arrest them. Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation has also shared knowledge on water management techniques for increase of yield per tree and strategies to save water during drought conditions. I am very happy they are visiting my farm once in a month to guide me on various aspects of coconut farming.
We are involved in coconut farming practice for over 25 years. Stem bleeding disease had affected our Thanjavur coconut trees to a large extent. So, we decided to call Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation team for inspection. After inspection, their team suggested us remedies to overcome the disease. We applied those techniques and heaved a sigh of relief, on seeing the Nitrogen levels in our soil which benefited us in a higher yield of coconuts per tree. I wholeheartedly thank Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation, for its service to farmers! Keep serving farmer community.