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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Mou Between ARS and the Agricultural Research Council, Republic of South Africa Project Number: 0210-22310-004-76
Project Type: Memorandum of Understanding

Start Date: Jul 08, 2013
End Date: Jul 07, 2018

Objective:
The purpose of this MOU is to strengthen the collaborations between the Participants in areas of mutual interest in agricultural research through cooperative research programs and exchanges. To this end, the Participants intend jointly to explore and coordinate research activities of mutual interest which are to be implemented by mutual understanding and in conformance with the regulations and policies of both Participants.

Approach:
The participants may cooperate in any area of research of mutual interest, with some emphasis given to cooperation in animal health and zoonotic diseases, including: foot and mouth disease, African swine fever, and Rift Valley fever. ARC and ARS intend to encourage and facilitate direct contacts among appropriate institutions and specialists, including other partners of either or both organizations, and work toward long-term cooperation in agricultural research and development programs. Agricultural research and technical cooperation areas may be undertaken per mutual decision of the organizations. To facilitate the cooperative research effort(s) described herein, each organization intends to assign such members of its staff to specific projects as may be mutually determined, as well as aid in planning and developing projects of mutual interest

Last Modified: 10/24/2014
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