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Research Centers under Sri Lanka Department of Agriculture (SLDOA)



Introduction

Department of Agriculture's research  is conducted based in three commodity research centers, rice, field crops and horticultural crops., six regional research and development centers and  18 regional research centers. Field crops are defined as annual crops other than vegetables. Horticultural crops include vegetables and fruits. The third category includes fairly small operational entities and focus on research needs of a specified geographical area.  esearch units function with close co-ordination with extension and traniing divisions. Agecon research in the system is guided by the Socio-economics and Planning Center (SEPC) and  Progress Monitoring and Evaluation Uni (PMEU).

Figure 1 depicts the locations of the research centers.

For more details of the DOA research, Please visit DOA Homepage: http://www.agridept.gov.lk/

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Figure 1: Department of Agriculture-Research Centers Network
  
Commodity Research and Development Centers (CRDCs)
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1 Field Crops Maha Illuppallama
2 Horticultural Crops Gannoruwa - Peradeniya
3 Rice Batalagoda

Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centers (CRDCs)
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4 Kilinochchi 7 Angunukolapelessa
5 Aralaganwila 8 Bombuwala
6 Bandarawela 9 Makandura

Agricultural Resrach Centers (ARCs)
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10 Thirunelveli 15 Labuduwa
11 Girandurukotte 16 Bentota
12 Monaragala 17 Gabadawatte
13 Rahangala 18 Walpita
14 Sithaeliya 19-20   SEPC and PMEU

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