The Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB), including the National Plant Genetics Laboratory will provide leadership and support to the national seed industry. It will link closely with the Bureau of Plant Industry, Department of Agriculture which has mandate over seed certification and seed industry regulation. It retains its mandate to (i) develop new and improved varieties of important agricultural crops; (ii) undertake investigations in plant breeding and allied disciplines related to crop improvement; (iii) systematically coolect, introduce, preserve and maintain a germplasm bank of important and potentially useful agricultural crops; and (iv) assist other agencies in the multiplication of quality seeds and vegetable materials of recommended crop varieties.

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Thursday, 30 March 2017
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