Samjhana Shrestha
Former Senior Economist, Agriculture, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank

Samjhana Shrestha has over 20 years of experience in international development.  Her area of expertise is the use of digital solutions and food safety to improve food security and strengthen agricultural value chains. Prior to ADB, she worked in various capacities at national, international, and civil society organizations.  She has two post-graduate degrees in Agriculture Economics and Economics from the University of New England, Australia.

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There are no legal conflicts between the standards of the Eurasian Economic Union and Codex Alimentarius, but there is some confusion.


Preventing and controlling the spread of deadly diseases from animals to humans require a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach.

Policy Brief

Turkmenistan is adopting international food safety standards to safeguard public health and to boost the trade of agro-food products.