Hari Kumar Shrestha obtained a BSc in Agronomy (System and Seed Technology) in Nepal, an MSc in Seed Science and Technology in Scotland, and a PhD in Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) and Transgenic Technology in Taiwan. He has more than three decades of experience working in the seed sector, in both public and private sector organizations and national and international NGOs.
Currently, Shrestha works to strengthen the public and private sector seed systems in Nepal. He focuses on sourcing seed materials for trials, demonstration and seed production, as well as fast-track variety development, deployment and registration, seed production and capacity development. He has also been involved in developing hybrid seed production and certification guidelines, protocols for fall armyworm, and the country’s Digitally Enabled Seed System.