Arun completed his Ph.D. in Agriculture and Natural Resource Economics from West Virginia University, USA and has a Master degree in Agricultural Economics from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
Prior to joining CCAFS, he has worked as a Research Consultant for Conservation International and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Washington D.C. USA. He also worked as Research Associate in Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, West Virginia University, USA. He spent one year as a visiting researcher at the School of International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, Japan. Dr. Arun has over 8 years of research and development experiences on socio-economic and institutional aspects of natural resource management and conservation, agricultural production and food security, and vulnerability to climate change and adaptions. His key interests include agricultural and water resource management, adaptation options for climate change, sustainable use and protection of natural resources and ecosystems for human well-being, and market-based approach of natural resource management and conservation.