SHDA runs 3 farmers' field school in Gorakhpur & Kushinagar district. In Gorakhpur district SHDA runs 2 FFS at its own peril whereas in district Kushinagar it runs a FFS through the vigorous assistance from Department of Science & Technology under current running program on olericultural intervention. Besides, 7 FFS are being run by the organization through the assistance from Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Mumbai. We distribute problem cards among farmers during first week and collects in 3rd week of each month. Thereafter, as per the need of the farmers FFS arranges an expert to solve their problems. Farmers and expert meet programme is held on a particular date in each month.
SHDA also runs a Library which comprised of various books on production and post harvest technologies, soil fertility management, irrigation management, integrated pest management, seed production & management, Animal husbandry & oil seeds production etc.
SHDA has developed a technical bulletin comprising production and Post harvest management technologies of vegetables. Apart from it, the organization has also developed leaflets on IPM, and Irrigation Management.
It is a matter of an affirmative aspect that following technical experts / scientists have ensured their cooperation in developing the said technical bulletin / IEC materials –
1.Prof. R.K. Pathak, Former Director, CISH, Lucknow and Chief Consultant, National Horticulture Mission.
2.Dr. U.B. Pandey, Principal Scientist, Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, Jalgaon and Former Director, NHRDF.
3.Dr. Sanjay Pathak, Department of Vegetable Science, Narendra Deo University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad.
4.Dr. Sudhakar Pandey, Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi.
5.Dr M. D. Ojha, Assistant Director, National Horticultural Research and Development Foundation
6.Dr. D.K. Srivastava, Joint Director, Plant Protection Council of Science and Technology, Lucknow, U.P.
7.Dr. Akhilesh Dubey, KVK, Kushinagar.