Plant tissue culture or micropropagation technology has made significant contributions by enhancing agricultural productivity and by controlling losses due to disease through propagation of quality plants throughout the year.

A comprehensive capacity building programme on commercial micro-propagation for African candidates is being organized by Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), New Delhi with the support of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The program aims at capacity building of commercial micro propagation sector in African countries. BCIL is a company promoted by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and All India Financial Institutions. It was incorporated in 1990 with the objective of facilitating accelerated commercialization of biotechnology.