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Tika Ram Chapagain

Senior Scientist (S-4)

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Amit Prasad Timilsina, PhD

Nodal officer
Scientist (S-1)
Agronomy and Climate Impact Assessment
Khumaltar, Lalitpur


 History of NAERC

      The Agricultural Environment Unit was established in the F.Y. 2000 AD in Khumaltar,
Lalitpur under the Directorate of Planning and Coordination, Nepal Agricultural
Research Council (NARC). It was upgraded to Agricultural Environment Research
Division (AERD) in the F.Y. 2013 AD. Further, The division has been upgraded as
National Agricultural Environment Research Centre (NAERC) from 1
  2077 B.S.  


A climate resilient agriculture with maximum system productivity for transformed
livelihoods of farmers.



Agricultural Environment Research Centre (NAERC) strengthens the development
and adaptation of the environment friendly, accessible and affordable improved
agricultural technologies through collaborative research to advance and promote
on right solutions to climate related issues in agriculture sector.



The mandate of NAERC is to act as key player for collaborative research in
partnership with provincial government, local government, NGOs, INGOs and other
stakeholders on environment related issues in agriculture sector and support on
policy guidelines.

In  pursuit of this, NAERC focuses on

  • Generation of weather database for agricultural research.
  • Research on finding functional relation of weather parameters
    with various agricultural components.
  • To help farmers for right choice of activities under expected
    weather through preparation and dissemination of weather forecast based
    agro-met advisory.
  • Explore the greenhouse gas emission from agriculture production
    system to identify possible mitigation options.
  • Preparation of database on carbon sequestration by perennial
    fruit trees to facilitate for carbon trading.
  • Study on foot print of agro-chemicals and other environmental
    pollutants with respect to plant
    , soil and other environmental
  • Use of decision support system tools like crop models for
    impact assessment of climate change as well as for crop management
  • Application of remote sensing and Geographical Information
    System technologies for identifying and mapping hot spots of climate
    change to contribute on making agriculture policies. 
  • Contribute on agro-ecosystem protection through advocacy on
    agricultural resource conservation and utilization.
  • Exploration and documentation of indigenous knowledge on
    adaptation strategies to combat climate change.
  • To help central, provincial and local government to prepare
    policy guidelines related to environment related issues in agriculture

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