The district Kandhamal is favourable for off-season vegetable cultivation due its agro climatic condition .In this district the area covered under cauliflower is 3550 ha with a productivity of 109 q/ha .The district is predominantly inhibited by tribal peoples .The tribal farmers are resource poor & marginal farmers.
They are cultivating cauliflower in traditional method. The low productivity of cauliflower is due to heavy pest, disease incidence &imbalanced use of plant nutrients. The soils of Kandhamal district is deficient in boron (81%).
The production of crop is being increased by adopting the integrated pest & nutrient management practices.Organize short and long term vocational training courses and allied vocation for the farmer and rural youth with emphasis on "Learning by Doing" for higher productions on farm and generating self employment.