SROS and CATAS signs MOU

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A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Scientific Research Organization of Samoa and the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Science of the People’s Republic of China. 

SROS and CATAS are referred to, in this MOU, collectively as “Parties” or individually as “Party.”

In a statement issued indicated that each party expressed its wish to establish cooperation through mutual assistance in the field of training, research, technology and policy development related to tropical agriculture and agreed to collaborate on set terms and conditions that were discussed between them. 

The Parties recognize the benefits of intense collaboration, cooperation and interaction in furthering development prospects in tropical agriculture.

The purpose of this MOU is to define the areas for scientific research, capacity building and technology development in which the Parties desire to cooperate in the future for their mutual benefit to foster a collaborative framework between SROS and CATAS to benefit from each other’s initiatives and experience and to support collaboration among the scientific, technical and administrative personnel associated directly or indirectly with both Parties. 

Both Parties may jointly design and implement research project/s to encourage collaboration and cooperation involving scientists, engineers and other technical personnel from the user institutions associated with each Party.

To achieve mutual benefit and win-win results, both parties will sign two copies in English and two copies in Chinese, each of which has the same legal effect.