1a. Objectives (from AD-416):
The purpose of this agreement between ARS and TEAGASC is to strengthen the collaborations as appropriate in areas of mutual interest within the broad scope of crop and animal production and protection, food safety, nutrition, agricultural utilization and bioenergy, and natural resources and sustainable agriculture through cooperative research programs and exchanges.
1b. Approach (from AD-416):
The Participants intend to encourage and facilitate direct contacts among appropriate institutions and specialists and work toward long-term cooperation in agricultural research and development programs. Individual projects may be developed between the Participants which outline specific research projects. Agricultural research areas may be undertaken as mutually determined by the Participants. To facilitate the cooperative research effort(s) described, ARS and TEAGASC 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.
3. Progress Report: