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

Journal Article
June 23, 2023

A growing urban population and dietary changes increased wheat import bills in Africa to 9% per year. Though wheat production in the continent has been increasing over the past decades, to varying degrees depending on regions, this has not been...

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...