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Researcher: Adhikari, RP (Dr Rajendra Adhikari)

Fields of Research

Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
Regional analysis and development
Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Horticultural crop growth and development
Urban geography
Animal production
Post harvest horticultural technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Horticultural production
Economic development policy
Rural sociology
Crop and pasture post harvest technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Sustainable agricultural development
Road transportation and freight services
Air transportation and freight services

Research Objectives

Management and productivity
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Technological and organisational innovation
Pome fruit, pip fruit
Other economic framework
Stone fruit (excl. avocado)
Agricultural and environmental standards and calibrations
Beef cattle
Wild caught crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns)
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in human society
Public services policy advice and analysis
Economic growth
Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
Harvesting and packaging of plant products
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Field grown vegetable crops
Mushrooms and truffles
Tropical fruit

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Applying a community entrepreneurship development (CED) framework; Small Enterprise Research
Can Contract Farming Increase Farmers’ Income and Enhance Adoption of Food Safety Practices?; International Food Policy Research Institute Discussion Paper
Collaborating with grassroots stakeholders to mainstream food issues in the national development agenda: a case from Nepal; Food Politics: From the Margins to the Mainstream
Contracting by Small Farmers in Commodities with Export Potential; IFPRI Discussion Paper
Creating regional Australia’s future: development of a community entrepreneurship development (CED) framework
Creating regional Australia’s future: development of CED framework; 29th Annual SEAANZ Conference
Determinants of chemical fertilizer use in Nepal: insights based on price responsiveness and income effects; International Food Policy Research Institute Discussion Paper
Does contract farming improve profits and food safety? Evidence from tomato cultivation in Nepal; Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies
Evaluating the performance of major agricultural commodites under trade integration strategy of Nepal; Agriculture Development Journal
Examining preparedness of food actors for value chain development: a vegetable chain case study; XVII International Symposium on Horticultural Economics and Management and V International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies
Exploring market orientation, innovation, and financial performance in agricultural value chains in emerging economies; Journal of Innovation and Knowledge
Factors affecting postharvest management of apples: a guide to optimising quality
Farm household typologies and mechanization patterns in Nepal Terai; International Food Policy Research Institute Discussion Paper
Heterogeneous returns to chemical fertilizer at the intensive margins: insights from Nepal; Food Policy
Impact of contract farming on profits and yield of smallholder farms in Nepal: an evidence from lentil cultivation; 2016 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting
Implementation of value chain approach within the framework of MOAC: a case study of commercial agriculture development project; Agriculture Development Journal
Is access to tractor service a binding constraint for Nepali Terai farmers?; International Food Policy Research Institute Discussion Paper
Leveraging innovation knowledge management to create positional advantage in agricultural value chains; Journal of Innovation and Knowledge
Policy brief: Barossa Yorke & Mid-North Regional Profile
Policy brief: Darling Down and South West Regional Profile
Policy brief: EVAD framework
Policy brief: Innovation in Regions
Policy brief: Murraylands and Riverland Regional Profile
Policy brief: Northern Inland Regional Profile
Policy brief: Policy Opportunities
Policy brief: Regional Comparisons of Drivers and Constraints
Regional development and the Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise organization; Small Enterprise Research
Relationship management in a value chain involving 'bottom of the pyramid' participants: a case study from Nepal; IV International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chain in the Transitional Economies
Segmenting consumers to inform agrifood value chain development in Nepal; International Food and Agribusiness Management Review
TasAgFuture: Final Research Report and Discussion Paper
When can a farmer be an entrepreneur? Taking entrepreneurship back to the future; International Journal of the Nepalese Academy of Management

Research Projects

Australian apple export manual and post-harvest guide; Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR)
Developing competitive and inclusive value chains of pulses in Pakistan; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Intensification of beef cattle production in upland cropping systems in North West Vietnam; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Rapid assessments of regional primary industry competitiveness; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Regional Research Network; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Aspirations, Attitudes & Capacity - Tasmanian Agrifood System

Research Candidate Supervision