AIT student wins scholarship award to attend International Horticultural Conference

A doctoral student from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Mr. Krishna Prasad Timsina has been selected for a scholarship award by USAID, Horticulture Innovation Lab and University of California, Davis, USA, for participation in the 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014.

Krishna, who is pursuing his doctorate in Agri Business Management under the supervision of Prof. Ganesh Shivakoti of AIT’s School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), will be attending the 29th International Horticultural Congress from 17-22 August 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

Krishna will be delivering a poster presentation at the symposium where he will showcase his research work based on his paper titled “Impacts of a New Post-harvest Drying Technology on the Horticultural Seed Value Chain in Nepal.” The scholarship award includes round trip air travel, lodging, full conference registration feeds, visa and transportation.

The paper is coauthored by Krishna along with P Dahal and K J Bradfor of University of California, Davis, USA; K Kunusoth of Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India; J Van Asbrouck of Rhino Research Group, Bangkok, Thailand; I Pandey of Center for Agricultural Policy Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED), Lalitpur, Nepal; J Bajracharya of Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), Kathmandu, Nepal; and Prof. Ganesh Shivakoti of AIT.