Ranjana Rawal, PhD

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  • ranjanarawal.narc@gmail.com
Based In
Lalitpur, Nepal

Dr. Ranjana Rawal completed her PhD in Horticulture and Crop Sciences at Ohio State University, under the joint supervision of Dr. Soledad Benitez Ponce and Dr. Joseph Scheerens, and received both her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Master of Science in Agriculture with Horticulture, from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

She was a recipient of the Faculty for the Future Fellowship from Schlumberger Foundation, between 2017-2021. Ranjana also worked as a Cropping System Agronomist in the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) for Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) project where she led the implementation of several hundred participatory farmers' field trials at Mid-Western Nepal.

Currently, she is a Scientist at NARC-National Horticultural Research Center based in Lalitpur,  Nepal. Her work focuses on exploring, developing, designing, and implementing horticulture research projects to improve productivity in horticultural systems through the generation of cost effective, sustainable and environment friendly crop management technology. Ranjana is a Co-PI as well as an advisor for students and support in participatory action trials, analyzing microbiome data in Nepal, and the execution of experiments in grafting in tomato and peppers.