National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad established in 1984, is the largest research centre of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). NARC, with a total land area of approximately 1400 acres, is located near Rawal Lake, six kilometers south-east of Islamabad. Physical facilities in term of experimental fields, laboratories, green houses, gene bank, library/ documentation, auditorium, machinery & lab equipment repair workshops, stores, hostels, cafeteria, audio visual studios, are also available at NARC.
The location of NARC at Islamabad facilitated liaison with international and national scientists. NARC governance and planning functions were carried out through a Board of Management; a Research Management Committee (RMC) and Technical Working Group (TWG).
Key Elements of the Strategy to Address Future Challenges are: