Executive Board Members

Name Position/Expertise
Prof. Dr. Durga Devkota Chairperson, Development Studies and Rural Sociology
Mr. Ujjal Tiwari, Ph.D Vice-Chairperson, Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Management
Mr. Toya Natha Gautam Secretary, Publication/Media
Mr. Shriram Chaudhary Treasurer
Ms. Rashu Thakali Joint-Secretory,
Mr. Prabin Paudel Member, Agriculture
Mr. Krishna Prasad Gupta Member, Agriculture
Mr. Krishna Bahadur B.K. Member, Farmer's Representative
Ms. Sabita Chepang Member, Nutrition

Advisory Board

Name Position/Expertise
Pro. Dr. Naba Raj Devkota Vice Chancellor of Gandaki University, Pokhara
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. Sunila Rai Aquaculture & Fisheries, currently at Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan
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

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