Speaker's Profile

Pankaj Prasad Raturi

Pankaj Prasad Raturi is Head of Department at Dabur Nepal. He holds a Ph.D and MSc D in Botany and Plant Physiology from H.N.B. Garhwal University, and an MBA from the Allahabad Agriculture Institute, both in India. He specializes in agro-practices of medicinal and aromatic plants, industrial, contractual farming, SCFE, nitrogen fixation, agroforestry, biodiversity conservation, and plant ecology, wasteland management, biotechnology, biochemistry, nursery and plantation technology, livelihoods promotion and networking, good agricultural practices, and quality insurance work, mostly in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh.

He conducted research on – among other things – cultivations and bio-techniques of higher altitude medicinal plants, biodiversity conservation, seed testing and viability, plant ecology, Rhizobium isolation and culture, soil and plant nutrient analysis, nursery technology, field plantation and extension work, nursery development, weed composting and the making of biobriquettes, quality assurance work in the industry, beekeeping and the promotion and socioeconomic development by promoting livelihood options. He has published over 25 research papers in international and national journals.