Executive Board Members

Name Position/Expertise
Prof. Dr. Madhav Kumar Shrestha Chairperson, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Prof. Dr. Durga Devkota Vice-Chairperson, Development Studies and Rural Sociology
Mr. Ram Prasad Dhungana Secretary, Agriculture
Ms. Sunita Shrestha Treasurer, Finance
Mr. Prabin Paudel Member, Agriculture
Prof. Dr. Dilip Kumar Jha Member, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Ms. Maiya Giri Member, Agriculture
Ms. Sabita Chepang Member, Nutrition
Mr. Toya Natha Gautam Member, Publication/Media

Advisory Board

Name Position/Expertise
Pro. Dr. Naba Raj Devkota Director, Directorate of Agriculture Research and Extension, Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur
Dr. Shyam Prakash Chand ERDF and RGF Fund Manager, Department for Communities and Local Government, (DCLG), UK
Mr. Yam Bahadur Thapa Founder Member, FORWARD Nepal, Natural Resource Management
Mr. Jaganath Bhandari Advocate/Notary Public Pairabi Legal Office, Bharatpur, Chitwan
Bimala Rai Paudyal, PhD Former Member, National Planning Commission and currently Member of National Assembly at Federal Parliement of Nepal
Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti Executive Director of Nepal Center for Contermporary Research (NCCR)
Dil Bahadur Gurung, PhD Former Executive Director, National Agricultural Research Council (NARC) and currently Member at National Planning Commission (NPC), Government of Nepal

Affiliated Professionals

Name Current Address
Dr. Tejendra Chapagain Plant Science, Currently at Department of Plant Agriculture University of Guelph, Canada
Dr. Ramchandra Bastakoti Agri-economics, Currently at Research-Institutions and Policies, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Kathmandu
Dr. Luni Piya Rural Economics, currently in Hiroshima University (HU), Japan
Dr. Niraj Prakash Joshi Agri-economics, currently in Hiroshima University (HU), Japan
Dr. Krishna Prasad Paudel Animal Science, Bagdol, Lalitpur – 4
Dr. Sunila Rai Aquaculture & Fisheries, currently at Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan

Founder Members

Name Position/Expertise
Mr. Netra Pratap Sen Chairman, Rural Development & Management
Mr. Gam Bahadur Gurung Vice Chairman, Soil Science
Mr. Yam Bahadur Thapa Secretary, Natural Resource Management Specialist
Mr. Ramesh Raj Pokheral, PhD Joint Secretary, Plant Pathology
Dr. Dinesh Neupane Treasurer, Animal Science
Mr. Rammani Poudel Member, Livestock Sustainable Development
Mr. Krishna Bahadur Bhandari Member, Management