Maharashtra is richly endowed with outstanding agricultural research & educational institutions both in the public & private sectors. It has diverse agro climatic & soil patterns. Given a proper synergy between technology & public policy, rapid progress can be made in improving the productivity, profitability, stability & sustainability of major farming systems of the state as evident from Maharashtra's horticulture revolution.
Konkan is the part of Western Ghat of Maharashtra having favorable agricultural climate of tropics, geographically the hilly region with long coastal sea shore gifted with long rice culture, horticultural potential and the coastal agro-aqua farming. For the agricultural development of konkan region, Maharashtra Govt. established an independent Agriculture University on 18th May, 1972 named “Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth” with its head quarters at Dapoli, District Ratnagiri, Maharashtra State, India. On 12th February. 2001, “Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth” has been renamed as “Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidypeeth.
Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidypeeth is having jurisdiction of five district of Maharashtra viz. Brihan-Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri & Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra state. The major objective of the university is agricultural education, research & extension education in an integrated way to attain the sustainable agricultural development of Konkan region.