Livestock Production/Management: Feed, fodder & pasture development, breed improvements, animal health care services, training and management and others.
Agricultural Production/Management: Crops, fruits, vegetables, cash crops (coffee, ginger, spices) production, training and management, and others.
Agro-based Enterprises Development: Agro-vet business, small dairy enterprises, off-season vegetables, goat farming, pig farming, meat type rabbit farming, bee-keeping, fish farming, technology transfer, skill development training, business planning/management and others.
Rural Community Development: Users Group formation and mobilisations, saving and credit operation, income generation activities for disadvantage groups and women and others.
Project Planning/management: Need identification using RRA/PRA, project preparation, staffing, baseline survey, socio-economic analysis and report writing and publications.
Publications of books, research/review papers: Author of three books, over 20 research papers in international/national journals and over 20 review reports, published stories and poems and others.
Professional/ Work Experience:
2005 May - continued:
Designation and Office: Freelance Consultant/Researcher (Livestock Specialist).
15 May 2011 to continued: Consultant/ Senior Agricultural Expert, Consolidated Management Services P. Ltd.(CMS), Nepal. Contributing in project proposal preparation (Implementation of Community Managed Seed Program to GON/ World Bank) support in progress reports/Project Completion Report preparation of (GoN/ADB, Grant-0150 NEP: Emergency Flood Damage Rehabilitation Project), supporting in project implementation and monitoring of (GoN/World Bank PACT: Project of Agriculture Commercialization and Trade), and others.
22 Feb. 2009 to continued: General secretary, National Farmers Forum (NFF), Nepal. National Farmers Forum, Nepal is a federation of Nepalese farmers to advocate farmer’s rights, technology transfer and contribute in transformation of substance farming systems into commercialized agriculture in Nepal. The NFF is registered with the Government of Nepal and affiliated with Social Welfare Council, Nepal is a national level non-government organization. It is a non- political, not for profit making and an apex organization of Nepalese peasants.
2006 August - 2009 August:Consultant/Livestock (Agricultural) Specialist, Agri-Business and Trade Promotion Multi-purpose Co-operatives (ABTRACO).Nepal Supported in preparation of project proposal on “Establish, operate and promote Farmers advocacy Fora for addressing the contemporary agricultural development issues and problems" to submit National Agricultural Research and Development Fund (NARDF), Nepal and get approved. Reviewed contemporary issues/problems, various stages of value chain/addition especially in major agricultural commodities with export potential, established networks of independent Farmers Fora at regional and central level to advocate the contemporary issues of the farmers and other concerned stakeholders to resolve them at national level as well as to conceive the farmers to new ideas, technologies and facilities and support services to enhance their living standard through market- oriented farming practices. Organized meeting, interactions, workshops to prioritized issues/problems, propose resolutions, recommend to the concerned organizations and policy makers. Prepared final Project Completion Report
2009 July: Consultant/Livestock Specialist, Consolidated Management Services (CMS), Nepal for Saptakoshi Flood-Affected Rehabilitation Agriculture and Livestock Services, Nepal. Reviewed status of livestock and dairy production, assessed the damage and casualty on livestock caused due to Koshi river flood of 18th August 2008, assessed the government and non-governmental initiations to livestock rehabilitation and prepared and submitted a report with strategy and programs for livestock and dairy interventions in flood affected areas, Sunsari, Nepal and submitted consultant report.
2007 April- May, 2007: Consultant/Livestock Development Specialist, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Review and Implementation Support Mission, Leasehold Forestry and Livestock Program. Reviewed the status of livestock, dairy/goats and forage programs initiated under leasehold forestry and livestock program in the country, analyzed project achievements and identified potential problems/risks; suggested synergies and co-ordinations between the project and private sectors for further improvements of the program, IFAD, Rome, Italy and submitted consultant report.
2005 March- 2006 September: Consultant/Fodder/Pasture Expert, Agri-Business and Trade Promotion Multi-purpose Co-operatives (ABTRACO) for the project "Transfer of Technologies of Canadian Forage Sorghum Hybrid (CFSH-30) to Nepal dairy farmers to raise their income through milk production". Reviewed the status of dairy production and marketing of raw milk in Nepal, identified major dairy grids, analyzed the production practices, implemented programs to improve the year round supply of quality fodder to the small holder dairy milk producers so as to reduce the cost of milk production in a sustainable basis in 16 districts and prepared final project completion report.
2003 April – 2005 May.
Designation and Office: Consultant (Livestock Specialist), Appointed by URS Sustainable Development, Australia for AusAID funded Nepal Australia Community Resource Management & Livelihoods Project (NACRMLP), Nepal
Major duties and responsibilities: Played key role in “District Coordination Committee” comprising all stakeholders/Project team at district level, chaired by Chairperson, District Development Committee in Sindhupalchok district. Supported in Project Planning, Community Development/Livelihoods Improvement. Supported in preparation of annual plan/annual/six monthly report and other progress reports based. Supported in, Women Empowerment Program (WEP) and other activities for the Forest Users Group. Conceptualized the implementation approaches and modalities to facilitate the easy access and income generation opportunities for the landless poor and disadvantage group (DAG) among the Community Forest Users Group (FUG) for enhanced equity and diversifications of the productivity of the community resources. Initiated various approaches on forage, livestock and agricultural production programs for sustainable natural resource management and improved livelihoods. Coordinated/organized capacity building training, study tours and workshops. Initiated and carried out field based research on forage and livestock such as testing of various forage genetic materials on different ecological zones, performance evaluation of newly introduced forage species in private/community forests/landslide and roadside areas through community participation, socio-economic studies and impact evaluation of the initiated programs. Prepared reports of the all completed activities/programs.
Founder General Secretary: Nepal New Zealand Alumni (ANNZA) from 2005 to to-date
Life Member- Nepal Animal Science Association (NASA),1990-to date.
Life Member- Society of Agricultural Scientist-Nepal, 2007-to date
Chairperson, Gargy Shiksha Sadan (School) P. Ltd- - established on 2 Feb 2006 at Chabahil, Kathmandu, Nepal, from. February 2006 to date:
General secretary, National Farmers Forum (NFF), Nepal; a national non-government organization to advocate farmers rights, technology transfer and contribute in transformation of substance farming systems into commercialized agriculture in Nepal, from February. 2009 to continued.
Editor/Publisher, "Krishi Patrika" -an agricultural newsletter, “Krishi Patrika” Fortnightly News Paper- A Newsletter on Agricultural & Forestry Technologies, Farmers Rights and Analytical News; published twice a month in Nepali language since 16th December, 2007. It is the first intervention to create awareness and transfer technology among the farmers through published media initiated from private sector in Nepal, from December. 2007 to date:
Biography included: Nepal who’s who 2011, 2006, 2003, 1997 (Ed D. Aryal) Research Centre for Communication and Development (RECOD), Nepal.