Santosh Adhikari

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Santosh Adhikari

PhD Candidate

Room L 177, L Building, Newnham Campus

+61 469 716 685 (phone)

Santosh Adhikari is a PhD candidate in the School of Social Science. He is researching the relationship between youth migration and remittances and their consequences for agriculture in source and destination countries.


Mr Adhikari is a trained Agricultural Economist, who is currently on leave from Nepal’s Ministry of Agricultural Development while he undertakes his PhD.  Prior to that, he was a Planning Officer in the District Agriculture Development Office, Nuwakot, Nepal and Lecturer in Lamjung Campus, Lamjung, Nepal.

Career summary



Thesis title



Date of award


Policies Promoting the Use of Migrant Remittances for Agricultural Development: a Case Study of Nepal





Gender Role in Commercial Vegetable Farming in Dhading, Nepal

Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University



Languages (other than English)

Nepali (Mother Language) and Hindi


Professional practice

Lifetime member - Nepal Agriculture Technician Association

Member - Nepal Agri-Economist Society

Member - YPARD-Nepal and YPARD-Global

Administrative expertise

Worked as a Team Member of Planning and Policy Making for Ministry of Agricultural Development, Nepal, for five years.


Rural Sociology, Agricultural Communication, Labour Migration, Government Policy, Agricultural Development, Agricultural Economics

Teaching expertise

Taught Rural Sociology and Agricultural Communication for Graduate Students for two semesters.

Santosh Adhikari, ‘Contribution of agriculture sector to national economy in Nepal’, Journal of Agriculture and Environment 16 (2015): 180-187.

  • Article analyses trends in government budget allocations to Nepal’s agriculture development and the significance of the agriculture sector to the national economy.

Bimala Khatri, Santosh Adhikari, Diwas Raj Bista and Sujan Dhungel, ‘Migration, farm mechanization and agriculture production: An assessment of issues in Darai Gaun, Chitwan’, Agriculture Development Journal 10 (2016).

  • Youth migration has been a major issue in Nepal. This paper assesses the impact of youth migration and remittances to the farming system.

Diwas Raj Bista, Sujan Dhungel and Santosh Adhikari. ‘Status of fertilizer and seed subsidy in Nepal: Review and Recommendation’, Journal of Agriculture and Environment 17 (June 2016).

  • This paper reviewed Nepal’s subsidy policies and programs. Based on the review, it suggested policy recommendations for efficient subsidy management to enhance agricultural production.