2013 Annual Report
ARS’s collaborative research is related to civilian agricultural research, and through this cooperative agreement with CRDFGlobal, provides necessary support to U.S. and foreign individuals and institutions who are cooperators to assist the implementation of projects.
ARS will provide funds and material support under this agreement to cooperators, including individual salary support, equipment and supplies, travel and institutional support.
CRDF Global will support the ARS’s efforts in the implementation of its international collaborative projects by providing financial, administrative and logistical support.
CRDF Global has the infrastructure and capacity to support the distribution of project resources to identified recipients by the ARS as technical cooperation and assistance to the extent allowable in the host country;
ARS and associated technical partners will develop project proposals with their foreign counterparts and serve as collaborators throughout the life of the project and provide technical oversight.
Collaborations: Implementation of collaborative research projects between ARS and Uzbekistan labs under the State Department Biosecurity Engagement Program (DOS/BEP):.
Workshops: ARS/USAID sponsored International Aflatoxin Control Workshop in New Orleans, LA; ARS-Rural Development Agency (South Korea) workshop “Stable Agricultural Food Production for Climate Change Adaptation” in Salinas, CA; meetings with China MOST “11th Annual Joint Working Group” and a technical “Water Management Technology” in Fort Collins, CO; African Swine Fever Virus Gap Analysis Workshop at Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Orient Point, NY; and Animal Influenza Viruses Workshop, Athens, GA.
Foreign Scientist Exchanges: In support of the ARS partner programs, CRDF supported Korean scientists visits to the ARS locations. CRDF also supported a research project planning trip on sweet sorghum by foreign scientists from various countries.
Short term technical consultancies: In support of ARS partnership activities with the USAID Bureau of Food Security, CRDF provided support for three short term technical consultancies in the areas of aquaculture, food security and rural development, and water and natural resource management.