Directorate of Research and Extension (DoREX)


On Going Research Projects.
Internally funded short term research projects

SN Title Principle researcher Faculty
1. Estimation of Forest Carbon Stock and Its Associated Factors in Different Forest Types of Central Nepal (A Case Study in Subtropical Region of Makawanpur District) Gyan Bandhu Sharma Forestry
2. An Assessment of Diseases on Cultivated Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Makawanpur District Mr. Shreehari Bhattarai Forestry
3. Rapid Gender Needs Assessment in Agriculture and Food Security Sector: A Case of Hemja, Kaski, Nepal Prof. Dr. Durga Devkota Agriculture
4. Improving the Productivity of Wheat Through Site Specific Nutrient Tulsi Parajuli Agriculture
5. Agromorphological Characterization of Foxtail Millet (Setaria italica L. Beauv) and Proso Millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) Landraces at Dullu, Dailekh, Nepal Pankaj Prasad Joshi Agriculture
6. Effect of cultivars and Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) on growth, yield and quality of baby corn (Zea mays L.) Dr. Madhav Prasad Neupane Agriculture
7. Pesticide residue assessment in vegetables from different agriculture farms of Nepal and its effect in nutrient content and potential health risk Dinesh Bhatta Agriculture
8. Effect of Foreign Labor Migration and Remittance on Agricultural Activities Krishna Prasad Thapaliya Agriculture
9. Comparative assessment of vertical patterns of Soil Organic Carbon and Nitrogen in agroforest and natural forest in Chitwan, Nepal Dr. Gandhiv Kafle Forestry
10. Molecular Diagnosis of Zoonotic Bacteria and Parasite Found in Raw Meat (Chicken, Buff, Mutton and Pork) for Human Consumption, Nepal Dr. Rebanta Kumar Bhattarai Veterinary
11. Assessment of Effective Protocol for the Treatment of Obstructive Urolithiasis in Male Buffalo Calves Dr. Manoj Kumar Shah Veterinary
12. Initiating a Fish Museum for Increasing Educational Awareness on Aquatic Biodiversity Prof. Dr. Dilip Kumar Jha Fisheries
13. Temporal Distribution of MIC of Commonly used Antibiotics against Salmonella in Poultry of Bagmati Province, Nepal Dr. Jeevan Adhikari FAVF
14. Edaphic Controls of Soil Organic Carbon Stock in Horizons of Inceptisols, Entisols, Alfisols and Mollisols in Parsa District of Nepal Prof. Chandeshwar Prasad Shriwastav Agriculture
Internally Funded Long term Research Projects
SN Title Principle researcher Faculty
1. Development of disease-free fruit sapling through In-vitro micro-propagation Dr. Nabin Bhusal Agriculture
2. Study of Broccoli Varieties in Different Regions of Nepal Dr. Hom Nath Giri Agriculture
3. Evaluation of Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa Duch.) Varieties and Effect of GA3 on Growth, Yield and Quality of Strawberry in Low Chilling Condition of Chitwan, Nepal Bishal Shrestha Agriculture
4. Molecular Characterization and Population Structure of Nepalese Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Landraces using SSR markers and DNA Sequencing Dr. Tej Narayan Bhusal Agriculture
5. Strengthening Ornamental Fish Sector through Hatchery Technologies and Scaling Up Activities. Rahul Rajan Fisheries
6. Isolation, Identification and Management of Newcastle Disease (Ranikhet Disease) in Commercial Broiler Dr.Hom Bahadur Basnet Veterinary
7. The Dynamics of Agricultural Entrepreneurial Motive among Students and their Guardians at Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal Dr. Shiva Chandra Dhakal Agriculture
8. Improving Productivity of Rice-based Cropping Systems through Efficient Nutrient Management under Conservation Agriculture in the Central Terai of Nepal Dr. Santosh Marhatta Agriculture
9. The Clinico-pathological and Molecular Characterization of Avian Influenza Virus in Commercial Poultry Flocks: A Pilot Study in Nepal Prof. Dr. Pushkar Bahadur Pal  
10. Analysis and Screening of Essential Oils of A. vulgaris Grown at Different Regions of Nepal for Novel Agricultural Fungicide Discovery Mr. Saroj Sapkota Agriculture
11. Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management on Growth and Yield of Banana Dr. Pradeep Raj Rokaya Agriculture
 Externally funded research projects
SN Project Name Years Partner/PI
1 Green Resilience Agricultural Productive Ecosystem (GRAPE) Field of Action 2 2022-2024 GIZ
2 Agriculture Higher Education Project in Nepal 2023-2026 USAID
3 Drivers of Safer Food Production and Consumption in Nepal: Understanding the Adoption of food Safety Practices and Consumer Consciousness in Fresh Produce 2022-2024 USAID/FSIL
4 Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic in Dairy Value Chain of Western Nepal 2022-2024 USAID
5 Establishing the circular economy-based livestock sector through collaborative educational and research activities (CEER) Project no. 2021/10345 2022-2026 CEER, Project

Completed Research Projects.

Internally Funded Short Term Research Projects

SN Project Title Name of PI
1 Developing Production Package of Monosex Nile Tilapia for Nepal Dr. Narayan Prasad Pandit
2 Sero- Prevalence of Caprine Brucellosis in Chitwan: A Neglected Disease with Significient Zoonotic Impact Dr. Subir Singh
3 Investigations of Foot Affections in Captive and Working Asian Elephants Engaged in Tourism as well as Wildlife Patrolling Duties in Nepal Dr. Manoj Kumar Shah
4 Improving Reproductive Performance of Anestrous Buffaloes using Hormonal Protocols during Low Breeding Season Dr. Gokarna Gautam
5 Study on the Productive and Reproductive Performance of the Indigenous Kage Sheep of AFU Livestock Farm Prof. Mohan Prasad Sharma
6 Mapping Milk Hygiene: Assessment of Bacterial Load of Raw Milk in Different Milk Supply Chain of Chitwan, Nepal Dr. Dipesh Kumar Chetri
7 Resource Appraisal and Land Suitability Analysis of Manahari Catchment (part) in Makwanpur district for Crop Suitability, Nepal: A Multi Criteria Decision Making Approach using Remote Sensing and GIS Prof. Chandeshwar Prasad Shriwastav
8 Seed Quality of Rice and Maize Storing at Different Moisture Levels in Different Containers Dr. Santosh Marahatta
9 Effect of Different Doses of Nitrogen and Substitution Rate of Nitrogenous Fertilizer with Poultry Manure on Growth and Yield of Cauliflower in Chitwan Prof. Moha Dutta Sharma
10 Production and Marketing of Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) Sub- sector in Sindhuli District: An Economic Analysis Prof. Jay Prakash Dutta
11 Vulnerability of Cropping Pattern and Adaptive Mechanism in Relation to Possible Climatic Variability in the Eastern Hills of Nepal Prof. Durga Devkota
12 Effect of P lanting Date and Different Doses of Nitrogen on Okra Jassid (Amrasca biguttula) in Chitwan, Nepal Mr. Rajendra Regmi
13 Value Chain Analysis of Large Cardamon in Eastern Himalayan Road Corridor: Governance and Trade Mr. Rishi Ram Kattel
14 Genotypic Response of Spring Wheat Genotypes to Heat Stress at Chitwan Prof. Bishnu Raj Ojha
15 Effect of Cultural Practices, Herbicides and Nitrogen levels on Orobanche Infestation in Tomato Mr. Suman Dhakal
16 Effect of Different Preservatives on Vase Life and Post-harvest Attributes of Gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus L.) Cut Flower in Chitwan Condition Prof. Dr. Kalyani ­Mishra Tripathi
17 A Comparative Study on Organic and Inorganic Farm for Climate Change Adaptation Practices in the Case of Chitwan District Mr. Ananta Prakash Subedi
18 Growth Modelling and Performance Analysis of Blue Pine (Pinus wallichiana) Through Different Altitudinal Zone Mr. Shankar Tripathi
19 Assessing Agroforestry Systems Adopted by a Tribal Group of Nepal Ms. Lilu Kumari Magar
20 Leaf Litter Decomposition and Nutrient Dynamics of Five Selected Tropical Tree species of Makawanpur District, Central Nepal Mr. Shree Hari Bhattarai
21 Creating Awareness about tree outside Forest (TOF) in Chure area of Nepal Mr. Sandesh Bolakhe
22 Histomorphometrical and Molecular Study of Ovarian Follicles during Different Seasons of the Year to Solve the Buffalo Infertility Dr. Ishwari Prasad Kadariya
23 Efficiency and Optimization of Dairy Production System in Chitwan, Nepal Dr. Shiva Chandra Dhakal
Internally Funded Long-term Research Projects
SN Proposal Title Name of PI
1 Phenogenetic Evaluation of Chitwan Local Goats and Their Kids and Establish a Goat Resource Center at AFU, Rampur Dr. Nirajan Bhattarai
2 Developing Rapid Molecular Diagnostic Techniques of Common Pathogenic Bacteria of Poultry (E. Coli, Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens and Mycoplasma) Dr. Himal Luitel
3 Developing Nobel Technology for Enhancing Year-round Breeding Potentiality of Buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) Prof. Dr. Bhuminand Devkota
4 Generation of High-density Orcharding Technology for Productivity Increment in Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Prof. Dr. Arjun Kumar Shrestha
5 Utilization of Abandoned Lands through Fodder Cultivation for Livestock Production at AFU Livestock Farm Dr. Shanker Raj Barsila
6 Production of Wood Composite Products from Waste Wood Mr. Jeetendra Gautam
7 Seasonal Variations on Histomorphometric and Molecular Characteristics of Growing Follicles in Buffaloes Dr. Ishwari Prasad Kadariya
8 AFU-Wheat Improvement Research Project Prof. Dr. Madhav Prasad Pandey
9 Developing Sustainable Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) Management Technology by Adopting Agro-ecological Approaches in Maize Crop Dr. Sundar Tiwari

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