USDA-MOST PROTOCOL ANNEX III - WHEAT QUALITY AND PATHOLOGY COOPERATIVE ACTIVITIES (PHASE II)
Project Number: 0210-22310-004-37
Memorandum of Understanding
Start Date: Sep 19, 2010
End Date: Sep 18, 2015
The objective of this Annex is to continue the Centers for Wheat Quality and Pathology, co-located at the Institute of Crop Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of China and the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Wheat Genetics, Quality Physiology and Disease Research Laboratory located at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States. Each Center will conduct research, develop scientific tools and technology, and introduce improved methods for enhancing the quality, utilization and disease resistance of wheat integrated with other human pursuits that socially and economically maintain livelihoods and protect the environment through information exchange, education and proactive extension services. This Annex is subject to the terms and conditions of the S & T Agreement and the Protocol. In the event of any conflict between the terms and conditions of the S & T Agreement or the Protocol and this Annex, the S & T Agreement and the Protocol shall govern.
Cooperation under this Annex may include, but is not limited to, the following topic areas:
(1) Characterization of food products and their processing and consumer requirements,
(2) Evaluation of germ plasm and genetic resources for end-use quality, stripe rust and other pathogen resistances,
(3) Information Services and Technology Transfer: Assemble, manage and publish data and information resources for research, education and public service.
To generate broad interest and increased activities, the Parties will, upon mutual consent, involve other interested government agencies and the scientific and business communities of both countries in cooperative programs, trade capacity-building activities, and scientific cooperation and exchanges in implementation of this Annex.