Jiban Shrestha

Jiban Shrestha
Scientist (Plant Breeding & Genetics), Nepal Agricultural Research Council, National Maize Research Program, Nepal
 
Biography
Education: M.Sc. Agriculture, Tribhuvan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Rampur, Chitwan, 2007 (Grade: First division). Major Courses: Technical writing, Bio-chemistry, Statistics, Crop physiology, Crop Science, Crop Production, Plant Breeding. B.Sc. Agriculture, Tribhuvan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal, 2002. (Grade: First division). Major Courses: Plant Breeding, Economics, Agronomy, Plant protection, Biotechnology, Entomology. Employment history: Scientist (Plant Breeding and Genetics) at National Maize Research Programme (NMRP), Rampur, Chitwan under Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), Singhdarbar Plaza, Kathmandu, Nepal (from June 2010 to till now). Project Officer at Support Activities for Poor Producers of Nepal (SAPPROS) under Education for Income Generation in Nepal Program funded by USAID/Winrock Int?l Institute for Agriculture Development, based in Humla (from August 2009 to April 2010). Summary of research works: Project#1: Development of maize varieties for mid hills of Nepal (2011-2013). Project#2: Development of maize varieties for Karnali region of Nepal (2011-2013). Project#3: Development and evaluation of hybrids (2011-present). Project#4: Development of QPM varieties for terai and mid-hills of Nepal (2011-present). Project#5: Maintenance of prerelease early maize varieties suitable for terai and mid hill of Nepal (2011-2014): Special project (HMRP/CIMMYT). Activities: Conservation agriculture, nutrient management, inbred development and breeding for abiotic stress.
 
Research Interest
Plant Breeding, Economics, Agronomy, Plant protection, Biotechnology, Entomology.