Khop Narayan Shrestha

Hetaunda, Makawanpur, Nepal

Khop Narayan Shrestha

Hetaunda, Makawanpur, Nepal

Mr. Shrestha received his graduate degree in Agriculture in 1982 from Institute of Agriculture & Animal Science (IAAS), Rampur, Nepal. He received scholarship from the college during his entire study period. After his graduation he worked for number of institutions particularly in government institutions for almost 10 years and then with NGOs for more than 15 years. In 2001, he established MDI-Nepal in his own leadership and leading the institution for conducting various environment friendly pro-poor programmes in the rural areas of Nepal.
He possesses a good deal of knowledge on people and resources. He has acquired substantial experience in improving crop productivity of rain-fed farms of hill slopes applying proven form of Sloping Agriculture Land Technology (SALT). In addition, he has been involved in promoting number of innovative water acquisition and application technologies such as water harvesting pond, infiltration galleries, drip and sprinklers using scarcest water resources of the area.
Mr. Shrestha has been involved as an expert for different research studies in addition of his regular works in MDI. He has applied this combination of practical and academic experience to a variety of organizations in Nepal particularly UNDP, IFAD, World Bank, ADB, WWF and others in designing appropriate agricultural and forestry projects in uplands and is largely recognized by these organizations.
Under his leadership, MDI-Nepal has received number of national and International awards. In 2008, MDI received "Ryutaro Hashimoto APFED Award” – a gold prize worth of USD 20,000 in Asia Pacific region. In 2010, UNEP-Eco Peace Leadership Center (EPLC) in collaboration with Kangwon National University of South Korea awarded ‘Excellence Award’ with USD 1,500 in recognition of successfully piloting “alley cropping system” in the hill slopes of Nepal. In 2010, MDI received “UNEP-Sasakawa Prize 2010-2011” with a total cash prize of USD 100,000 in recognition of the most innovative, ground breaking and sustainable grassroots environmental initiatives. In the same year in 2011, The Government of Nepal provided ‘Environment Conservation Award 2011’ with cash prize of NRs. 50,000.

  • Work
    • Hilly areas of Nepal
  • Education
    • B.Sc. Agriculture