Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jhabua was established by ICAR in 1985 under the JNKVV, Jabalpur. After bifurcation of JNKVV presently the KVK Jhabua functioning under the jurisdiction of RVSKVV, Gwalior. The climate is semi-arid with annual average rainfall 828 mm. The behavior of rainfall is generally abnormal, erratic and poses problems to the farmers. Maximum temperature is 45oC whereas minimum is 7oC. The main occupation of tribes is agriculture. The KVK functioning in 11th agro-climatic zone i.e. Jhabua Hills Zone of the state in which soil type Medium Black soil, Sandy loam soil (Red Yellow soil) skeletal soil.
Inventorying and characterizing agricultural resources of the district with special reference to identifying the technological gap and training needs of the farming community.
Compiling all relevant recommendations/package of practices for their meaningful utilization in the training courses and the follow-up extension programmes.
Planning and conducting need-based production oriented short and long duration training courses for various target groups..
Imparting vocational training to unemployed rural youth and school dropouts on the principle of learning by during and Seeing is believing
Organizing farm science club in the adopted village and rural schools.
Developing and maintaining the instructional farm and demonstration units on scientific lines.
Demonstration of the technologies tested and recommended for location specific situations to find out their potentiality and profitability.Conducting on farm testing of the technologies developed by Agricultural University and ICAR research institutes for their local suitability and identification of constraints.
Activities of KVKs
On farm testing to identify the location specificity of technologies in various farming systems.
Frontline demonstration to establish production potentials of newly released technologies on farmers’' fields and provide feed back.
Training of farmers and farmwomen to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies and training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development.
Work as resources and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district.
Create awareness about frontier technologies through large number of extension activities like Farmer fair, Field day, Strategic campaign, Ex-trainees meet, etc.
The seed and planting materials produce by the KVKs also be made available to the farmers.