Tribhuvan University (TU) is the pioneer and leading national institution of higher education in Nepal; established in 1959 A.D. The Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS) is an autonomous academic centre of Tribhuvan University for imparting education in disciplines: Agriculture, Animal sciences and Veterinary Sciences.
IAAS is a member of the following work packages:
Investigating the consequences of reducing nitrogen pollution and how this will impact society, human well-being and the economy in the future. How choices made in other parts of the world affect South Asian decisions on nitrogen and vice versa is also explored
Creating a free-to-use app to help farmers make decisions on fertiliser and manure that allow it be used more efficiently
Conduct experiments on different agricultural practices to discover what are the best ways to reduce pollution without compromising on growth, food quality or create other impacts
Working closely with villages across South Asia, surveys will help determine the main cause of nitrogen waste as well as possible challenges in adopting different practices
Collating data and identifying gaps, bringing together many data sets in one place, to create detailed maps on nitrogen pollution in the atmosphere around South Asia. From this nitrogen budgets can be developed to help direct policy making
Through modelling and mapping this work package explores how nitrogen pollution contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and how managing nitrogen can reduce climate change