VIB has been at propagating seed technology and its know how among the farmers for over three years. The region mostly sees paddy cultivation with vegetables and fruits farming in between.
Keeping with the dominant crop i.e. paddy, VIB’s seed production facility caters to a large number of farmers in South 24 Parganas.
The institute conducts regular training programmes with the scientists in an off campus to disseminate how to extract, preserve and apply on field.
The facilities VIB now has under its Seed Technology programmes are:
1. Seed Production Facility
2. Seed Testing laboratory
3. Seed Processing Units
These units in unison work to transfer technology to the farmers with a view to reduce their dependence on the private players and far-away Govt. distribution centres.