Wayanad is one of the youngest districts of Kerala and also one with the longest of human history in the state. What makes Wayanad unique is also its heritage, one of the most biodiverse, ecologically rich agriculture intense area. Wayanad is located from 110 26’ 28’’ – 110 58’ 22’’ N latitude and 750 46’38’’ – 760 26’11’ E longitude. It is a hilly terrain at the southern tip of the Deccan plateau covering an area of 2136 sq. km with an average altitude of around 750 m. The district is unique for its rich wealth of flora and the diversity of its ethnic cultures. The District is located at a height of 700 to 2100 meter above sea level. The District was carved out from the Kozhikode and Kannur Districts and shares boundary with two states, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Wayanad is also the lowest populated and least urbanized district in Kerala. The district has an area of 2129 sq. km, which accounts for 5.48 % of the state total. About 787.87 sq. km of the area is an under-protected forest which accounts for 37 % of the state total. Nearly 80 % of the total area is under cultivation. In Wayanad Coffee and pepper are cultivated as both mono and mixed crop in every panchayat in a total of more than 70,000 ha. Wayanad pepper is very famous in the world of spices and it finds a good market both in India and abroad.

The following 5 villages namely (i). Noolpuzha, (ii) Pozhuthana, (iii) Pulpally, (iv) Panamaram & (v). Thodanardu in Wayanad districts were shortlisted for the project intervention

KISAN Hub is a new programme funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India (GOI), under DBT’s mission programme, Biotech-Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (Biotech-KISAN) that empowers farmers through science and technology.