About the author
Dr. Pratap Shrestha has a Master’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of East Anglia and a PhD in participatory technology development and local knowledge systems from the University of Wales, U.K.
Pratap has been working in agricultural research and development for nearly 30 years, particularly on participatory crop improvement, seed systems, community-based approaches to biodiversity conservation, and policy. In 2014, he worked as an advisor, helping the government of Timor-Leste draft its National Seed Policy. Pratap is passionate about working with farmers and supporting policies that protect their rights and livelihoods. He is based in Pokhara, Nepal.