The Agribusiness Centre (AbC) is the main outreach arm of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Peradeniya. The centre was established in 1997 with the aim of reinforcing the linkages between the university, and the private and public sector organizations.
It brings together university academics and decision-makers from diverse industry organizations including producers, manufacturers, marketers, policymakers, and service providers. The centre conducts consultancies, training programmes, workshops and field-based research programmes through effective linkages with national and international organizations.
The AbC is managed by Management and Coordinating committees, chaired by the Dean/Faculty of Agriculture. The centre is administered by a Director. The Management committee consists of representatives of Central Bank of Sri Lanka; Export Development Board; Industrial Development Board; National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka; Central Province Women's Chamber of Commerce; Sarvodaya; Department of Production Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya; Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture and Heads of the departments of the Faculty of Agriculture.