Start Date: Aug 21, 2012
End Date: Aug 20, 2017
The Parties each will maintain a “virtual” center which jointly will comprise the “virtual” Centers for Agro-Ecology & Sustainability (hereinafter the “Joint Centers”). The Joint Centers will principally coordinate activities of participating agencies and universities throughout the respective countries. Each Party is hereby designated to represent its Center, to carry out activities such as liaising with appropriate agencies, representing that Party’s position regarding projects for the Joint Centers, and serving as lead agency for each Party. Each Party will have a Director heads its Center. MOST will coordinate implementation with the relevant agencies in China. USDA will coordinate implementation with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of California-Riverside.