Farm Information Bureau, was formed by integrating the Agricultural
Information Service of the Department of Agriculture and the Information
Unit of the Department of Animal Husbandry and started functioning
1969 with Thiruvananthapuram as its head quarters. It has got two
regional offices at Ernakulam and Kozhikkode. The emergence of the
Bureau marked the fulfillment of a long felt need of information communication
support to accelerate the tempo of different activities in the farm
sector in Kerala. Now the Bureau functions as a unique organization
by way of providing publicity and propaganda to Department of Agriculture,
Animal Husbandary, Dairy Development, Co-operationetc
is a prestigious fortnightly farm journal published by the Bureau.
The Bureau is associated with the broadcasting of agriculture news
by AIR. ‘Farm Guide’ is a prestigious annual publication
of the bureau. Besides these things the Bureau prepares and distributes
leaflets, booklets etc containing vital agricultural informations.
In association with the state library council, the bureau is implementing
an ‘Agricultural Book Corner Programme’ which aims at
distributing the agriculture related publications of the Kerala Bhasha
Institute to the libraries at one-third price. The Bureau is in possession
of the most modern communication aids. It plays an appreciable role
in providing comprehensive informations required for the extension
and developmental aspects of Kerala’s agriculture.