1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
To strengthen the cooperation between the parties and focus on the mutual interest in the broad areas of animal science, plant science, soil science, agriculture and other additional fields mutally agreed upon by both parties.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
The MOU defines in general terms the basis for which both parties will cooperate and, conditions for the RDA resident scientist to be dispatech to ARS.
This is the final year of the current MOU and it will be renewed by the Administrators of ARS and RDA in FY13. Current activities under this MOU are funded, (and reported on, under a Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement, Project number 0210-22310-003-43T.