The Biotech Center, Ministry of Environment, State of Qatar
The first ever project undertaken by a South Asian Horticulture Company which deals with Plant Tissue Culture work extensively was put underway for capacity building and protocol development of exclusive plant varieties. Having established a company, Serendib Middle East WLL. in Qatar, the company successfully set foot in establishing the commercial arm of the Plant Biotech Center for large scale commercial production of plant species which will be of benefit for the state of Qatar as well as the whole of GCC.
Signing of agreement
This is also a pioneering project where Sri Lankan laboratory technicians were selected by the company to be trained and employed by the State of Qatar, which is an unique opportunity provided by the company.
The Biotech Center
Staff at work at the Biotech Center
The project was successfully completed enabling the Biotech Center to be equipped with a fully trained skilled staff and tissue culture protocols for fruit, ornamental and forage plants. Negotiations are underway for carrying out management of the commercial arm of the center which has been requested by the Ministry of Environment, Qatar.
Rwanda, Project for FAIM Africa
Another unique project pioneered in the field of Plant Tissue Culture by a Sri Lankan firm is underway which took effect on the 1st of September, 2013 in Rwanda for consulting in establishing a Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory for commercial production and mass propagation of fruit species which is the first ever Plant Tissue Culture Company set in Rwanda. The project is carried out by an American company based in Rwanda, FAIM.
Serendib Horticulture Technologies (Pvt)Ltd. was selected for the purpose of training the entire staff of the tissue culture company including protocol development of a range of fruit species. The company was selected among many other companies after an extensive study carried out in Sri Lanka by the American firm for the purpose of consulting in making the project a success and we are proud to be recognized in the aforementioned field in carrying out this wonderful task of providing value addition to the agriculture sector in the East African region.