Dr. J K Ladha

Designation: Principle Scientist and Representative for INDIA and NEPAL
Office Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Email ID: j.k.ladha@irri.org

Dr. J K ladha is  a principal scientist for soils and agronomy research at IRRI and representative for INDIA and NEPAL. He is also an adjunct faculty at the university of California Davis. He has authored or co-authored over 193 scientific papers in international journals and edited-co edited thirteen books on aspects of cereal system research . Read more


Dr. Bhaba Prasad Tripathi

Designation: Senior Associate Scientist
Office Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Email ID: b.tripathi@irri.org

Dr. Bhaba joined IRRI in January 2005 and has been working as the Senior Associate Scientist. He coordinates IRRI-Nepal projects and involved in establishing linkage and coordination with Nepal partners both government and non-nongovernment organizations .

Dr. Bhaba holds Ph.D. (Soil Science) from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos (UPLB), Philippines. He has work experience of more that 30 years in various organizations engaged in agriculture research and development sectors prior to his joining IRRI.

Ram Prasad Kharel

Designation: Account and Administratoin Officer
Office Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Email ID: r.kharel@irri.org

Mr. Ram Joined IRRI in December 2014 and has been working as AcAccountantnd Administration Officer. He looks IRRI-Nepal Office Account and Administration work.

Mr. Ram holds Bachelor in COmmerce (Management) from the Tribhuvan University Nepal. He has work experience of more than 17 years in various organizations engaged in Government of Nepal prior to his joining IRRI.


Sudip Thapa

Designation: Assistant-Logistics and Driver
Office Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
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Mr. Sudip joined IRRI in August 2013 and has been working as Assistant-Logistic and Driver. He looks driving of IRRI-Nepal Office's vehicle and well as day to day office work.

Mr. Sudip holds School Leaving Certificate (S. L. C.) from Ministry Education, Office of the Controller of Examination, Nepal. He has work experience of more than 5 years in various organizations.