India and China sign MoU in the field of agriculture
New Delhi, Nov 21 (UNI) India and China signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of agriculture here today.
The MoU is made between the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), and was signed by the Chinese ambassador in India Mr Sun Yuxi and Dr Mangala Rai, Director General, ICAR.
Under MoU, intellectual property rights (IPR) of each country's scientists will be preserved. Both, ICAR and CAAS shall be equal owners for jointly received IPR resulting from achievements through cooperation. Transfer of achievements from the mutually agreed permission.
Signing the agreement, Dr Rai said it will be implemented through development of biennial Work Plans to be developed jointly, which describe specifically the activities to be carried out under this Cooperative Programme and which set forth the intended contributions of each party.
The pact shall be effective from today and the validity will be extended automatically for the period of succeeding 5 years at a time, he added.
Both countries will cooperate with common objectives to promote and accelerate the progress of research and training in various field of agricultural research such as exchange of scientists and technologists, germplasm and breeding material, programme of common interest as may be mutually agreed upon.
Such cooperation shall be implemented by establishment of mutual relation between the scientific and technical divisions of the organisations of the ICAR and CAAS. Both organisations will establish inter-institutional links between their respective similar scientific agricultural research institutes and centres.
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