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 mutually agreed upon by the 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 dispatched to ARS.
The MOU was signed by the heads of ARS and RDA in 2007 to cover a five year period of agricultural research cooperation of mutual interest to both parties in areas including animal, plant, natural resources, storage, processing and handling of agricultural production and protection. This MOU was renewed in FY13 for another five year. Additional areas for cooperation developed under this umbrella are undertaken as the mutual decision of ARS and RDA. Current activities under this MOU are funded under (and reported on) a Trust Agreement, Project number 0210-22310-003-43T, which supports South Korean scientists to work at ARS laboratories in research of mutual interest and benefit.