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Jiban Shrestha

Jiban Shrestha

Jiban Shrestha

Plant Breeding & Genetics
Nepal Agricultural Research Council
National Maize Research Program



Jiban Shrestha is working as a Scientist (Plant Breeding and Genetics) at National Maize Research Programme, Rampur, Chitwan under Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Nepal since 2010 to till date. Mr. Shrestha has been involved in basic and applied research on maize mainly related to development, maintenance and improvement of hybrid and open pollinated maize varieties as well as soil nutrient management for maize grown in various production systems. He has played vital role for development and release of three hybrid and three early varieties. He has published 50 peer reviewed articles in both national and international journals, 10 proceeding papers, 15 scientific abstracts, 18 scientific reports, 11 magazine articles, two leaflets, one newsletter article and two books. He has been affiliated to 21 journals [including “European Journal of Agronomy" (Elsevier), Agronomy Journal (American Society of Agronomy), Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment (WFL Publisher) etc.] and national publications as editor or reviewer. He has worked as reviewer of 8 international conferences related to agriculture. He has joined as member of Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE), European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and Council of Asian Science Editors (CASE). He has guided 6 agricultural graduate and 3 postgraduate students for their thesis research.

Research Interest

Plant Breeding and Genetics 
Plant Biotechnology
Plant Biology and Plant Physiology