Dr. Yogendra Kumar Karki
Dr. Yogendra Kumar Karki is the Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development and works with the Planning and Development Cooperation and Coordination Division. Dr. Karki has expertise in several sectors including agricultural marketing, policy analysis, agricultural economics, value chain, environment and natural resource management, project appraisal and evaluation, public administration and management. He joined government service in 1988 as Agriculture Officer and was promoted to Under-Secretary level as Senior Agricultural Economist in March, 1997. He was promoted to Joint Secretary in 2007. He has held various other positions including Assistant Vegetable Development Officer, Assistant Planning Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Division, and worked for projects such as the Commercial and Trade Project, Commercial Agriculture Development Project, Project for Agriculture Commercialization and Trade. Dr. Karki obtained his Master’s and PhD from the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Chitwan.