National Plant Protection Centre

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

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National Plant Protection Centre

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests

Institutional visit to NARC and NMRP

The 16 Official comprises of Extension Agents, Plant Protection Officers and Post Production Officers made Institutional visits to Nepal Agriculture Research Institute (NARI) and National Maize Research Program (NMRP) from 11-23rd November 2017.

The main objective of this institutional visit was to learn and strengthen participants’ capacities on   successful storage pest management, drying and storage methods practiced in Nepal. The trip also provided the platform for NPPC, NARC and NMRP to share and work collaboratively in research and development activities. Participants will apply the knowledge and skills acquired from the visit to improve farmers’ storage pest management, drying and storage system in their Gewogs. After returning from the visits, the participants made presentation on knowledge and experiences gained from the trip.

The institutional visits were part of Maize TCP Project (TCP/BHU/3603) funded by FAO.

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Program Director

Program Director

Mrs. Yeshey Dema

Mrs. Yeshey Dema joined the civil service on 26th February 1996. She headed the Soil Fertility Unit, NSSC from 2008 till 2013. In 2013, she was transferred to the National Plant Protection Centre as the Program Director. She holds M. Phil in Soil Science from the University of Reading, UK.

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