About us

ABOUT US:

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 1st Shrawan  2077 B.S.  

Vision:
  • A climate resilient agriculture with maximum system productivity for transformed
    livelihoods of farmers.
Mission
  • National 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.
Mandate
  • 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
      health.
    • Use of decision support system tools like crop models for
      impact assessment of climate change as well as for crop management
      strategies.
    • 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
      sector.