Master in Agro-Forestry

Master in Agro-Forestry

2 years

Agroforestry is an integrated strategy to taking use of the synergistic benefits of integrating trees and shrubs with crops and animals. It incorporates agriculture and forestry technology to produce land-use systems that are more diversified, productive, lucrative, healthy, and long-term.

The Master's degree in Agro-Forestry at Lumbini Buddhist University attempts to equip learners with the information, skills, and attitudes necessary to independently conceptualize, organize, implement, and evaluate agroforestry programs/projects based on Buddhist philosophy and applied sciences using creative concepts to improve people's livelihoods.

The course is suitable for:

  1. Graduates who wish to advance national and regional development by gaining practical knowledge and leadership skills in agroforestry and natural resource management.
  2. Students who prioritize educational needs in agroforestry and natural resource management, as well as those who wish to increase access to relevant instructional resources.


Students must have the following basic qualifications in order to get admission:

  • CGPA 2.5 or 50% aggregate in the four year undergraduate programs of any stream, or,
    CGPA 2.5 or 50% aggregate in the three year undergraduate programs of any stream, and 2 years of work experience in the relevant fields

Admission Criteria

Eligible applicants may apply to LBU by completing an application form at the Lumbini Central Campus or an associated campus, or by completing a suitable application form online.

Admission Procedure: Students will be admitted based on their merit, as determined by their performance in the written entrance exam and oral interview.

Entrance Examination: For admission, students need take a one-hour written test. The objective type questions on the entrance exam are worth 100 points.

Curricular Structure

First Semester

AGFR 510 Basics of Agroforestry Understanding
AGFR 511 Monastic Experiences Problem-solving
AGFR 512 Agroforestry for Sustainable Development Understanding
AGFR 513 Buddhism and Natural Resource Management Understanding
AGFR 514 Home/School Gardening Application
AGFR 515 Research Methodology in Agroforestry Problem-solving

Second Semester

AGFR 551 Agroforestry Farm Experience Problem-solving
AGFR 552 Geographical Information System Problem-solving
AGFR 553 Agroforestry Plan and Policy Analysis
AGFR 554 Agroforestry Extension Education Application
AGFR 555 Urban Forestry Application

Third Semester

AGFR 611 Outreach Program Problem solving
AGFR 612 Integrated Pest Management Analysis
AGFR 613 Herbal Farming Application
AGFR 614 Agroforestry Products & Markets Analysis
AGFR 615 Agroforestry Cooperatives Innovation

Fourth Semester

AGFR 651 World Trade in Agroforestry Analysis
AGFR 652 Thesis Innovation