Mina Kumari Devkota Wasti

Mina Devkota-Wasti has more than ten years-research experience in different fields of agronomy and soil science in South Asia and the irrigated dry lands of Central Asia. Before joining ICARDA, she worked as an agronomist for the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and was based in Nepal for nearly seven years coordinating the Cereal Systems Initiatives for South Asia (CSISA) program. While in Nepal, she taught agronomy at several universities.

Dr. Devkota-Wasti has experience in resource conservation technologies and scale-appropriate agricultural mechanization. Her work has focused on best practices for the agronomic management of cereals and legumes in order to close yield gaps. She also has considerable experience in on-farm experimentation and scaling-out technologies. Dr. Devkota-Wasti received a Ph.D. degree in agronomy from the University of Bonn in Germany, with field research in Uzbekistan.

Mina Kumari Devkota Wasti's Publications

Managing salinity for sustainable agricultural production in salt-affected soils of irrigated drylands
Conservation Agriculture in West Asia
Book Chapter
February 07, 2022

irregular rainfall mainly during the winter season. The average rainfall in the
region is around 500 mm, but most of the cropped lands may receive rainfall
in the range of 300–900 mm, varying from year to year, with rainfall distribution
also varying...

Better Crop-Livestock Integration for Enhanced Agricultural System Resilience and Food Security in the Changing Climate: Case Study from Low-Rainfall Areas of North Africa
Conservation Agriculture in the Drylands of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region: Past Trend, Current Opportunities, Challenges and Future Outlook
No-Till Farming in the Maghreb Region Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Sequestrating Carbon in Soils
Can an incremental approach be a better option in the dissemination of conservation agriculture? Some socioeconomic justifications from the drylands of Morocco
Performance of elite genotypes of barley, chickpea, lentil, and wheat under conservation agriculture in Mediterranean rainfed conditions
Coupling landscape-scale diagnostics surveys, on-farm experiments, and simulation to identify entry points for sustainably closing rice yield gaps in Nepal
Climate And Landscape Mediate Patterns Of Low Lentil Productivity In Nepal
Establishing the value of modern seed storage methods for wheat in diverse production ecologies in Nepal