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Research Project: Collaborative Pollinator Bee Research and Pollinator Health Research Site Development

Location: Invasive Species and Pollinator Health

Project Number: 2030-21000-001-03-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 1, 2016
End Date: Oct 31, 2018

The USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of California-Davis (UCD) agree it is mutually beneficial to: (1) maintain collaborative relationships and share resources that are needed to achieve common research objectives; (2) strengthen the collaborations between ARS and UC in areas of mutual interest through cooperative research programs and exchanges; (3) jointly explore and coordinate research activities of mutual interest within the broad scope of Pollinator Bee Research; (4) clarify the specific oversight responsibilities of each party to the agreement; (5) encourage and facilitate direct contacts among appropriate scientists and other specialists; and (6) work toward long-term cooperation in agricultural research and development programs focused on protecting America’s food security and crop production.

The purpose of this agreement is to clarify the specific roles and responsibilities each institution agrees to assume relative to the performance, conduct, management, and/or oversight of collaborative research activities related but not limited to: (a) pollinator bees; (b) bee health; (c) pollination of specialty crops, such as almonds; (d) research on pesticide, pathogen/pest, and nutrition/forage or other bee health effects; and (e) improving bee nutrition and performance. This agreement will allow mutual collaborative use of facilities and services available through both the UCD and the USDA, ARS.