Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mirzapur was sanctioned during the year 1984 by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under the administrative control of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-the great seat of learning founded by a great visionary Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Ji and it stared functioning from the year 1987 at Agricultural Research Farm, located in the village Barkachha of the district Mirzapur.
Mirzapur district lies in the South-East part of Uttar Pradesh. With an area of 4521 km2 and population of more than 20 lacs, the district is divided in four sub division, 12 blocks and 973 gram sabhas containing 1698 villages. Agro-climatically, the district falls under two zones, viz. Indo-Gangetic Plains covering only 30-40 percent of the total area and Vindhyan Zone covering remaining area. The area under Gangetic Plains is endowed with rich alluvial and fertile soil and good irrigation facilities while the Vindhyan Zone has meagre resource of water and the land is mostly degraded. The soil varies in type with no assured irrigation facilities and hence, the farmers in the region have to remain content with specific dryland crops, fruits and vegetables.
Further, the district is quiet rich in terms of livestock population; the breeds are mostly local and uneconomical. Due to these constrains, the district falls behind the other district of the states.
In the resource-poor Vindhyan zone with less water and less productive soil. The activities of the KVK have been concentrated on promotion of dryland technology like water harvesting, promotion of low water crops, resource conservation technology, integrated nutrient management, integrated pest management, farm mechanization, agricultural processing, productivity enhancement in cattle, entrepreneurship development in rural youth and farm woman, production and supply of technological products, soil and water conservation and testing, extension activities supported by the regular publication etc.