MOU BETWEEN USDA/ARS AND THE FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH AGENCY, DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS (UNITED KINGDOM)
Project Number: 0204-41510-001-39
Memorandum of Understanding
Start Date: May 01, 2012
End Date: Apr 30, 2017
The purpose of this MOU is to strengthen the cooperation between the Participants in a collaborative effort to enhance the provision of advice on risks and policy in the fields of food, environment, and agriculture to their respective Governments. To this end, the Participants intend jointly to explore and coordinate research activities of mutual interest which are to be implemented by mutual understanding and in conformance with the regulations and policies of both Participants.
The United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, hereinafter referred to as ‘ARS’, and The Food and Environment Research Agency hereinafter referred to as ‘Fera’, and jointly referred to as “the Participants,” hereby affirm their mutual interest in and desire to broaden cooperative research programs and exchanges.
The Participants recognize that cooperation is a matter of working together toward common goals of mutual interest, mutual understandings, and efficient administration of cooperative programs. Nothing in this broad understanding is to be construed as interfering in any way with the basic responsibilities and authority of either Participant for independent action.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) defines in general terms the basis on which the Participants intend to cooperate. Individual projects may be developed between the Participants that outline specific research projects.