Director , Mrs. Shanta Banskota Koirala

Mrs.  Koirala holds the position of Director at Kanchanjangha Tea Estate and Research Centre (KTERC), leads planting and processing organic tea, herbs and spices in tea garden and factory at the remote hill district of Phidim, Nepal.  . She organizes small farmers for organic farming thereby contributing to improving quality of life by increasing income in an environmentally sustainable way; a total of 418 small farmers have been developed;the products have received NAASA, JAS, USDA certifications including FLO. There are 150 workers with 85% women for the operation of the tea garden and factory. With a Master degree in Sociology Shanta has consolidated her corporate business knowledge through series of national and international trainings, conferences and exposuressuch as Corporate Management, Good Agricultural Practice, Value Chain, Marketing, Leadership, Innovative Agricultural Extension Systems to Improve Farm Productivity and Income, etc. Currently, she is director at the Department of  Entrepreneurship of the Foundation.

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