Project Number: 0210-22310-004-40-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Feb 10, 2011
End Date: Feb 9, 2016
The objective of this Agreement is the technical, financial and material cooperation for the execution of the actions of the Embrapa´s Virtual Laboratory in the United States (LABEX-USA), for which the following is indispensable: 1.1. the development of a set of research projects of mutual interest, it being understood that these include research projects carried out in cooperation with direct participation of Embrapa and USDA-ARS researchers, and research projects of interest to Embrapa and as agreed by USDA-ARS, developed as a result of the work of Embrapa’s researchers, and in conformity with the laws, regulations, and policies of both countries; 1.2. the provision, by USDA-ARS to Embrapa, of logistical and scientific (physical and bibliographic; electronic, computer and other similar equipment) support, of the development of research projects of mutual interest referred to in sub item 1.1 above; 1.3. the provision, by USDA-ARS of necessary facilities for scientific research by Embrapa and to seek cooperative projects of mutual interest with other federal agencies and universities engaged in agricultural research and technology as relevant and mutually agreed to; 1.4. the provision by Embrapa for the transference to USDA-ARS of all necessary financial resources for operation of LABEX; 1.5. the agreement by USDA-ARS to effectively manage financial resources provided by Embrapa for the operation of LABEX; and
Produce technology and knowledge of value to ARS and EMBRAPA in the broad areas of plant and animal sciences, soil science, agriculture and other additional fields (genomics, genetic resources, biobased products, food safety nanotechnology).