Welcome to GNC 2023

The Directorate of Research and Extension (DOREX) of Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU), Rampur, Chitwan is going to organise the First National Graduate Conference 2023 with the aim of agricultural transformation for sustainable development through utilizing innovative research ideas and findings of graduate research students of AFU. AFU has produced several research findings each year, these findings need to be explored, scaled- up and rolled out by organizing a conference at a national and international levels. At this conference, graduate research ideas and findings from various agriculture, livestock, veterinary, fisheries, and forestry will bring together, discuss, synthesize, and conclude. Parallely, panel discussion will be conducted on the theme of "Agricultural transformation through Education and Research" with faculties, policy makers, and concerned stakeholders. Hence, novel research ideas will be explored, documented, and disseminated. The suggestions from the panel experts and researchers will be internalized and utilized to make a future road map of university teaching, research, and extension activities.

Major Themes of the Conference

  • Value chain analysis and agribusiness development
  • Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood Improvement
  • Climate Change, Natural Resources and Disaster Risk Management
  • Green and Inclusive Development
  • Crop Science and Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Green Growth and Green Economy
  • Education, Employment and Livelihood Development
  • Agriculture related Policies and Strategy
  • Migration, Gender and Agriculture
  • Livestock Production
  • Veterinary Science and One Health
  • Fisheries and Forestry
  • Social Science and Agricultural Extension
  • Sustainable Development
  • High Value Commodities
  • Commercialization and Mechanization
  • Poverty, Inequality and Vulnerability
  • Governance and Development Partnership

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission


Notification of acceptance


Full-length paper (3000-5000 words)/poster submission deadline(a/c template)


PowerPoint presentation (.ppt or. pptx) submission deadline


Registration deadline


Conference dates

23-25 Nov, 2023

How to participate the Conference?

  • Only registered participants can submit abstracts. Click on the Sign up Button or go to this link to register.
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Registration Fees

Participants’ Institutional Individual
Nepalese Nationalities NPR 4000 NPR 3000
International participants US $ 50 US $ 40
Students NPR 1500 NPR 1500
Presenters (paper/poster presentation): NPR 1000 NPR 1000

Conference Venue

Agriculture and Forestry University


Directorate of Research and Extension (DOREX)

In collaboration with

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development