Dr. Ram Prakash Yadav
Dr. Ram Prakash Yadav became ICIMOD’s (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development ) first Deputy Director General on 1 September 1984. Dr. Yadav earned a Ph.D in Agricultural Economics from
Cornell University, USA, in 1975. He was a founding staff member of the Agricultural Projects Services Centre (APROSC) and became its Executive Director in 1979. In 1982 he was awarded an IDRC fellowship to work on ‘Resource Allocation and Incentives for Agricultural Research in
Nepal’ at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI),
Washington DC, where he was a Research Fellow until joining ICIMOD. While at ICIMOD, Dr. Yadav contributed to the examination of rural technologies and farming systems. He also led a very active ICIMOD newsletter editorial board.
Dr. Yadav was subsequently awarded the Mahendra Bidya Bhusan medal by His Majesty King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev in 1976. Dr. Yadav left ICIMOD on 1 of December 1991 to join the National Planning Commission of Nepal as its Member responsible for Agriculture, Forestry, Land Reform, Environment, and Monitoring and Evaluation.
Dr Yadav is currently Board President, Educate the Children.
Dr.Yadav is currently a consultant with the World Bank in
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