Pradhumna Pandey

Pradyumna Raj Pandey, PhD

Agriculture Food and Nutrition Expert


Pradyumna Raj Pandey, PhD is currently working as a Senior Agricultural Economist and chief of the Agricultural Business and Market Promotion Section as well as a GESI Focal Point of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), Kathmandu, Nepal.

He has carried out more than 27 years of careers in various academic and professional fields like socio-economic, international agricultural trade, crop development, GESI, and different dimensions of agricultural sectors. He has long experience as an International Agricultural Trade/WTO Focal Point and coordination of various projects and programs as an Agricultural Trade Expert since 2012 to date. He has been involved in Nepal-India (Inter-Governmental Committee/IGC), Nepal-Bhutan, Nepal-China, Nepal- Bangladesh, and Nepal-US (TIFA) bilateral as well as multilateral negotiations, like BIMSTEC, SAFTA, WTO/SPS, PTA for Agricultural Trade on behalf of Government of Nepal.

He has published more than 50 research papers, book chapters, and manuals in different national and international journals. He edited more than 15 books and published by national and international organizations. He has been serving as an International Advisory Committee Member at the Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India and visiting faculty in various Universities.

He is the author of three books (Saphaltaka Sutra,  Afno Kitab, Rahasya Jeevan ra Prem) jointly written with Dr. Namrata Pandey and many articles, poems and stories published in national and international publications. Since 2000, he also serves as a national as well as international instructor/Acharya/ Achara Sthavir of Oshodhara and Indian Institute of Yoga and Management (IIYM) for Yoga, meditation and conducted various types of stress/goal management programs in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Japan, USA, Australia, Philippines and other various countries. Currently, he also serving as a national coordinator of Oshodhara Nepal and IIYM Nepal.


  • Agriculture Science
  • Agriculture Economy
  • Food and Nutrition Specialist
  • Livestock Development
  • Rural Livelihood


  • Ph.D. from United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Visiting Research Scholar at the University of California, Davis, USA
  • Adjunct Professor at Prubanchal University and Kathmandu University
  • Master’s in Rural Sociology from Tribhuwan University
  • Author of 3 books (Saphaltaka Sutra,  Afno Kitab, Rahasya Jeevan ra Prem)


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