About PGR-Clim

In an attempt to prioritize crop-biodiversity collection and conservation in Indian genebank for enhancing adaptive capacity to climate change, PGR-Clim was conceptualized to link geographic origins of germplasm accessions collected from India with current and future environmental data. The specific objective of this pilot study was to apply climate analysis tools to genebank data of two each of cereals (rice and wheat), millets (sorghum and pearl millet), pulses (pigeon pea and chickpea), oilseeds (brassica and sesame) and vegetables (capsicum and brinjal).

PGR-Clim aims to provide an easy interface to access important climate change information with respect to plant genetic resources management. The program allows the user to choose a crop and visualize how climate is predicated to change over time and stimulate them to assess impacts and measures. PGR-Clim is our first informatics efforts towards linking PGR and climate change.

With PGR-Clim you can view germplasm collection sites in case of ten crops on:

  • India map, states map, districts map
  • Soil map
  • Agro-ecological zones
  • Current and future temperatures
  • Current and future rainfall

About the project

This report contains the findings of CCAFSConsulting Contract 4500013658. Thefindings represent the views of the authorsbased on the analyses as contained in thisreport. No contents individually or in wholeshould be interpreted as the views of eitherICAR or NBPGR, or of the funding agency.Project code: 4500013658; NBPGR project code: OXX01841; Total Budget: US$ 100,000; Duration: 48 months; Period: 2011 to 2015.

About funding agency

The project was sponsored by CCAFS consulting contract #4500013658.

CCAFS (Research programme on climate change, agriculture and food security) is a collaborative network among all 15 CGIAR research centers and coordinates with the other CGIAR research programs. CCAFS brings together the world's best researchers in agricultural science, climate science, environmental and social sciences to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and trade-offs between climate change and agriculture. CCAFS will define and implement a uniquely innovative and transformative research program that addresses agriculture in the context of climate variability, climate change and uncertainty about future climate conditions.


The study was envisaged because of proactive initiative of Prof. Kailash Bansal, then Director (NBPGR) and continuous guidance of Prof. Pramod Aggarwal, CCAFS Regional Program Leader (IWMI, India); handholding of Dr. Prem Mathur, then Regional Director (Bioversity International) and technical contributions of Ms. Sarika Mittra.

PGR work is always a team work. Contributions of past and present colleagues of NBPGR in collecting germplasm is acknowledged. PGR Clim tool is an excellent example of collaboration between NBPGR (project team included Sunil Archak, Anuj, Firoz and Ratnesh) and IASRI (Dr Rajendra Prasad, Dr Anshu Bharadwaj and Mukesh).


Creators or providers of this interface have no commercial interests or intend to infringe those of others in making the interface accessible to all. These data are being made available to provide immediate access for the convenience of interested persons. These are believed to be reliable, though human or mechanical error remains a possibility. Therefore, there is no guarantee as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of the data. None of those involved in creating, processing, or distributing this information shall be responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the use or results obtained from the use of this information. The findings represent the views of the authors and no contents individually or in whole should be interpreted as the views of either ICAR or NBPGR, or of the funding agency.


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Sunil Archak, Principal Investigator
Concept, Design and Analysis
Email: sunil.archak (at) icar.gov.in

Rajender Prasad, Director
Leader, Krishi Geo Portal

Ratnesh Kumar Tiwari, Research Associate (IT)
Design and development (Ver.2)
Email:ratnesh.smx (at) gmail.com

Anshu Bharadwaj
Redesign and Hosting, Krishi Geo Portal

Firoz Ahmad, Research Associate (IT)
Design and development (Ver.1)
Email:firozgkp (at) gmail.com

Hosting, Krishi Geo Portal

Anuj Singh, Research Associate (Geoinformatics)
Data analysis and images (Ver.1)
Email:anuj.geoinfo (at) gmail.com

Hosted on :
ICAR Krishi GeoPortal