Contact numbers of District level Agricultural officers
The district has a prominent place in the
field of agriculture. The total extent of land under cultivation
is 2,18,267 hectares.
The principal crops are paddy, tapioca,
coconut, rubber, pepper, banana, mango and cashew. About
70 per cent of the work force is engaged in agriculture.
Coconut gardens extend to about 75,454 hectares.
About three hundred and forty three million coconuts are produced
The five major crops: paddy, tapioca, coconut,
rubber, pepper - are cultivated in an area of 1,73,847 hectares.
Small and marginal farmers constitute more than 95% of the farming
community and the average per family holding is 0.21 hectare.
All the 71 Panchayat of the district are covered
by separate Krishi Bhavans.
There is an Oil Palm Plantation at Bharatheepuram
near Anchal, in an area of 4000 hectares, under the Oil Palm India
Ltd., a state government undertaking.
The Rehabilitation Plantations, another State Government
undertaking, is located at Kulathupuzha near Thenmala.