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Plant Genetic Resources Centre

Plant Genetic Resources Centre (PGRC) was established in 1988 with the support of Japanese grant aid provided through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at Gannoruwa Agriculture complex. The PGRC has national responsibility for conservation of the entire food crop and their wild relatives in Sri Lanka. PGRC has a mandate to plan and conduct plant exploration, collection, introduction, evaluation, documentation and conservation of the genetic diversity of food crops and their wild relatives for the benefit of present and future generations.


Achieving excellence in agriculture through conservation and sustainable utilization of Plant Genetic Resources.


Promoting agriculture research and development through exploration, conservation, management and sustainable  utilization of Plant Genetic Resources to  ensure food security and increased  agriculture production.


Exploration, collection, conservation & promotion sustainable utilization of plant  genetic resources of food crops for the benefit of the present and future generations.

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