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Research Project: Technical Services, Collaborative Research and Cooperative Activities with the United States Agency for International Development, Phase III

Location: Soybean Genomics & Improvement Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-22000-286-01-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 30, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2018

Objective:
To promote international research collaborations and activities for increased global food security and economic growth. Provide sound technical advice on genetic resistance of plants to pathogens, and support to USAID's international agricultural research and development initiatives.

Approach:
Provide scientific guidance and help to oversee USAID research investments in agricultural biotechnology, crop production, and agricultural development in the area of genetic resistance of plants to pathogens. Project oversight, technical assessments, project evaluations, research project design and planning will be conducted. Agreement-generated collaborative research funds and dedicated project funds will be utilized to engage strategic ARS research and ARS research partners at appropriate public and private research organizations.