Krishna Prasad Paudel, PhD

Krishna Prasad Paudel, PhD

Agricultural Policy Analyst/Activist

Krishna Prasad Paudel holds a Ph.D degree from Reading University, UK. He has a vast working experience of more than 25 years in community development including community based natural resource management – focused work on field studies, assessment of policy research and development projects. Currently, he is engaged in sustainable agriculture and food security, studying local food system, livelihoods and its political economy/ecology, networking with practitioners, organic intellectuals and policy makers in promoting sustainable agriculture in Nepal.

Mr. Paudel also has a strong background in the study design, analysis, presentation and advocacy of the policy research in natural resources specifically on community forestry, sustainable agriculture and food security and has gained extensive experiences in the participatory learning and action approach to development. He has authored/co-authored a number of research papers, study reports. Moreover, he is engaged with ACIAR funded project called ‘Enhancing Food Security and Livelihood from Agro-forestry and Community Forestry’ EnLiFT (FST-2011-076) in a capacity of Action research coordinator.


Books and Book Chapters

Paudel, K.P., Kathayat, D and Tamang, S. 2014, ‘Agriculture of Karnali region and its future’, In Ghimire et al., 2014, Karnali, Community Development Organization, Kathmandu (book chapter) (in press).

Dhital, M., Dahal D., Tamang S. and Paudel K.P. 2012. Basic technology of sustainable agriculture, resource book, ForestAction Nepal.

Paudel, K.P. and Ojha, H.R. 2007 Contested Knowledge and Reconciliation in Nepal’s Community Forestry: A Case of Forest Inventory Policy in Ojha H. R., Timsina .N. P, Chhetri R. B., and Paudel K. P. (eds.) Knowledge Systems and Natural resources Management, Policy, and Institutions in Nepal, Foundation Books/IDRC.

Journal Articles/Thesis

Tamang, S., Paudel, K.P. and Shrestha, K. K. 2014, ‘Agricultural (in) justices: Feminization of agriculture works and its impact on food security in Nepal’, Journal of Forest and Livelihood, (in press).

Paudel, K.P., Tamang, S. and Shrestha, K. K. 2014, ‘Transforming land and livelihoods: Analysis of agriculture land abandonment in the mid hills of Nepal’, Journal of Forest and Livelihood, (in press).

Paudel, K.P. 2009. Knowledge, Power and Practice in Community Forestry: A Case of Nepal’s Terai – PhD Thesis, IRDD, The Reading University, UK.

Paudel, K.P., Ojha, H.R, Barnes, R. and Green K. 2007. Challenges to participation: Practical lessons from Participatory Action Research with forest user groups in Nepal, Journal of forest and livelihoods, vol.6, no.1, pp. 70-78.

Paudel, K.P. and Kattel, B. 2006. Caught in the crossfire: Forest dependent poor people in Nepal, Journal of forest and livelihoods, vol.5, no.1,pp. 14-21.

Hemant, H.O, Pokharel, B., McDougall, C., and Paudel, K.P. 2003. Learning to govern: How to improve monitoring system in community forestry in Nepal, vol.2, no.2, pp. 23-34.

Paudel, K.P., 2002. Ensuring Peoples’ rights in forest resources: Revisiting the role of civil society, Journal of forest and livelihoods, vol. 1, no.1, pp.37-39. Paudel, K.P. 1999. ‘People and Park Relationship: Facing the Challenges of Conflict’ MSc Thesis, AERDD, The Reading University, UK.

Conference /Discussion Papers

Paudel, K.P., 2004. Role of Community Forestry towards rebuilding Agriculture Forestry interface: Some Challenges and opportunities in community forestry national workshop, 16-18 June, 2014, Jawalakhel, Nepal.

Paudel, K.P., Tamang, S., Shrestha, K. K. and Shah, R. 2014, Transforming land and livelihoods: Analysis of agriculture land abandonment in the mid hills of Nepal in World Congress on Agroforesrty, 10-14, February 2014, New Delhi, India.

Tamang, S. and Paudel, K.P. 2013, Feminization of agriculture works: Policy issues, Policy Brief, ForestAction Nepal.

Paudel, K.P., Bhattarai, T. and Tamang, S. 2013, Agriculture Development Strategy: current situation and civil society’s perspective, Discussion paper, ForestAction Nepal.

Paudel, K.P., Dahal, D., Thapa, S. and Tamang, S. 2012. Agroforestry, land abandonment in middle hills of Nepal: an opportunity to reinvigorate agroforestry to improve food security, In the Proceeding of Third International Conference on Conservation Agriculture in Southeast Asia, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Study/Research reports

Paudel, K.P., Bhattarai, P. and Tamang, S. 2011. Review of policies and programme of food security and agriculture in Nepal, WOREC, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Paudel, K.P., Dhital, M. and Tamang, S. 2010, Food Security in Karnali: Scoping the Food System, Agriculture and Local Livelihoods, study report, Forest Action and Care Nepal.

Paudel, K.P., and Adhikari J. 2010. Study report on local food system, livelihoods and its political economy. ForestAction and ActionAid Nepal.

Paudel, K.P., Adhikari, D. and Paudel, S. 2008. Reframing livelihoods strategies: Musahar/Bote’s changing livelihoods contexts and their responses to diverse development interventions. Study Report submitted to Action Aid Nepal, Kathmandu.

Timsina, N.P., Ojha, H.R. and Paudel, K.P. 2004. Deliberative Governance and Public Sphere: A Reflection on Nepal’s Community Forestry 1998-2004. In: K.R. Kanel, P. Mathema, B.R. Kandel, D.R. Niraula, A.R. Sharma and M. Gautam (Eds.),Proceedings of the Fourth National Workshop on Community Forestry. Kathmandu: Department of Forest. [pp. 548558].

McDougall, C., Pandit, B. H., Banjade, M. R., Paudel, K.P., Ojha, H., Maharjan, M., Rana, S., Bhattarai,T. and Dangol, S. 2009. Facilitating forests of learning: enabling an adaptive collaborative approach in community forest user groups, a guidebook. Bogor: CIFOR.

Paudel, K.P., Neupane, H; Barnes, R and Ojha, H. 2003. Assessing the current status of Participatory Action Research on developing planning and monitoring process of common property forest management in Nepal. ForestAction, Nepal and NRSP/DFID, UK.

Paudel, K.P., Luintel, H., Bhattarai, B. and Ojha, H. 2003. H. A Survey of the Priority Problems of the Forest and Tree-Dependent Poor People in Nepal. ForestAction, Nepal and DFID Research Programme/ UK.

Dhital, N., Paudel, K.P. and Ojha, H., 2002. Inventory of community forests in Nepal: problems and opportunities. Kathmandu: ForestAction and LFP.

Malla, Y M, Lawrence, A, Barnes R, Paudel, K.P., Ojha H and Green K. 2001. Common property forest management in Nepal: Developing monitoring systems for use at the local level, a research report, IRDD, The University of Reading /ForestAction/ECI, Oxford University, Reading UK.

Paudel, K.P. and (Paudyal) Rai, B. 2002. Basic Gender Training. ForestAction, Nepal.

Paudel K.P. and Bhattarai, T. 2000. ‘NGO case study report’ Tehrathum and Baitadi district submitted to ngocbo Participatory Learning and Advisory project, Nepal.