Ms. Sharmila Bhattarai

Mr. Mahesh Giri

Mr. Shusil Singh

Ms. Sangita Paneru

Mr. Prakash Chandra Giri

Mr. Mahesh Thakuri

Ms. Neha Bidari

Mr. Kishor GC

Dr. Jwala Bajracharya

Senior Scientist

 Value Chains & Women Empowerment

Dr. Bishnu P. Chapagain
Senior Scientist

Phytochemistry & Agriculture

  
Er. Prakash Ghimire, Volunteer
​Ms. Maya Gurung, Volunteer
​Ms. Menuka K.C.,
Office Assistant
Ms. Bijaya Adhikari,
Accountant
Mr. Hari Bhusal,
Office Co-coordinator

Community Mobilization

Our Staff

Our Vision

Our Goal

Capacity-building and Sustainable Development

Mr. Shiva Neupane

Mr. Balaram Chapagain

Dr. Durga D. Poudel
​Soil and Environmental Scientist
​Founder of the Asta-Ja Framework
Founding Member Asta-Ja Abhiyan Nepal
International Coordinator Asta-Ja ICC
Founding President Asta-Ja RDC and Asta-Ja USA

Mr. Nawaraj Bhandari

Mr. Andolan Shrestha

We envision an economically prosperous, environmentally sound, and socially just Nepal through sustainable development and management of Asta-Ja resources. We strive for grassroots-based, participatory, comprehensive, and collaborative agricultural and natural resources research and development for poverty alleviation and socio-economic transformation of the nation. We will work to help farmers, governmental agencies and other stakeholders in developing sustainable commercialized agriculture in Nepal. We strive for enhancing environmental quality through the framework of Asta-Ja.

Our Executive Board


Our goal is to develop partnership with research and developmental institutions, governmental agencies, community organizations, universities, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders and work collaboratively in agricultural, natural resources, environmental and other research and developmental projects. We strive for community capacity-building, gender/ethnic equity, social justice, innovations and solutions to nation's agricultural, natural resources, and environmental problems and management challenges. We are well-connected to grassroots communities, governmental agencies, and policy making bodies.

Poudel, D.D. 2019. Agricultural and Natural Resources Development and Management Strategy in Nepal, Asian Profile, Vol. 47, No.1, (March, 2019)

​                      pp. 1-17. For soft copy, Please click here for the article COURTESY OF ASIAN PROFILE.

Poudel, D.D. 2018. Restructuring National Planning Commission Focusing on Asta-Ja and Nepal Vision 2040, Asian Profile, Vol. 46, No. 2, (June, 2018),

                     pp. 151-167. For soft copy,  Please click here for the article COURTESY OF ASIAN PROFILE.

Poudel, D.D. 2016. Management of Asta-Ja System, Journal of Comparative International Management, 19(2):19-40. 

                     https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php /JCIM/article/view/25768/29880  

                           OR please click here for the PDF file.

Poudel, D.D. 2014. Power of Eight, The Kathmandu Post, December 30, 2014.http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/printedition/news/2014-12-29/power-of-eight.html

                             OR please click here for the article.

Poudel, D.D. 2012. The Asta-Ja Management Capacity-building Framework for Sustainable Development in Nepal, International Journal of Sustainable                           Development, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp.334-352. http://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJSD.2012.050031
Poudel, D.D. 2011. A strategic framework for environmental and sustainable development in Nepal.  International Journal of Environment and                                           Sustainable Development , 10(1):48-61. http://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJESD.2011.037690
Poudel, D.D. 2009. The Asta-Ja Environmental and Natural Resources Policy Framework (Asta-Ja ENRPF) for Sustainable Development in Nepal.                                  Journal of Comparative International Management, 12(2): 49-71. https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/JCIM/article/viewFile/18201/19625
Poudel, D.D. 2008. Management of Eight ‘Ja’ for Economic Development in Nepal.

                     Journal of Comparative International Management,11(1): 15-27. https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/JCIM/article/view/11161/11895

Poudel, D.D. 2008. Asta-Ja Inagural Presentation, December 24, 2008, Hotel Kamal, Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu, Nepal. PowerPoint Presentation

Asta-Ja Abhiyan, Nepal. 2008. Asta-Ja Lumbini Region Inagural Speach by DD Poudel, December 31, 2008, Bhairahawa, Rupendehi, Nepal. Please click

                     on the link for inagural video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SHo6LDV4To.


Ms. Kalpana Giri

Asta-Ja RDC Volunteers

Ms. Rasmila Maharjan

Mr. Khyam Sharma Paudel
Agriculturist/Extension Specialist

Founding Senior Vice-President Asta-Ja RDC  

​Dr. Ram Pukar Thakur
Animal Scientist/Veterinary Doctor
Founding Vice-President Asta-Ja RDC  

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                         Asta-Ja Research & Development​ Center

                         Kathmandu, Nepal​


Mr. Ashwin Neupane

Mr. Saroj Khanal

Permanent Advisors

Asta-Ja Framework









                 President                                      Senior Vice-President
​        Mr. Pushpa Lal Moktan                              Dr. Jwala Bajracharya
        Rural Development Expert                        Agricultural Plant Scientist








              Vice-President                                      General Secretary  

          Dr. Bishnu P. Chapagain                          Dr. Udhab Raj Khadka 

            Agricultural Scientist  ​                            Environmental Scientist
                    


             





                   Secretary                                           Treasurer                                      Dr. Jagat Devi Ranjit                              Mr. Bidur Koirala
                  Agronomist                                      Social Mobilization
 







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                 Member                                                    Member        
         Mr. Madhav Adhikari                             Ms. Chandrika Rana Magar
            GIS Specialist                                     Social Worker/Communication






                       



             Member                               Member                               Member
Mr. Bishnu Dayal Singh Tharu ​ Mrs. Chandra Kumari Singh          Ms. Rita Purkoti
         Agriculturist                Gender Trainer and Social Mobilizer  Social Mobilizer