BILATERAL PROJECTS UNDER THE U.S. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY UMBRELLA AGREEMENT

Protocol

Program

Lead U.S. Agency

Lead Chinese Agency

Dates

Objectives

Agriculture

Agricultural Environment Protection

USDA

MOA

5/91

Study of sustained ecological agriculture technology; equipment and techniques for agricultural environment; techniques for monitoring greenhouse gas emissions from rice paddies, livestock, and poultry raising; disposal and comprehensive use of livestock and poultry manure. Data are available. Contact: Lucia Claster, USDA Office of International Cooperation, (202) 690-2867; Chinese PI: Zhang Wenqing, MOA.

Agriculture

Agricultural Productivity

USDA

MOA

6/91, 5/92

Study of agricultural productivity in arid and semi-arid regions and water and soil erosion control techniques. In 1991, evaluated new plant species and crop and livestock production systems in Gansu Province and the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Examined desert reclamation, stabilization, and conservation activities. Trip report is available. Contact: Lucia Claster, USDA, (202) 690-2867; U.S. PI: Robert Lansford, New Mexico State University; Chinese contact: Liu Congmeng, MOA.

Agriculture

Methane Emissions

USDA

MOA

7/92

Monitoring of rice paddy emissions and the control of methane emissions from dairy cattle. Contact: Lucia Claster, USDA Office of International Cooperation, (202) 690-2867.

Agriculture

Renewable Energy

USDA

MOA

9/92

Study of techniques of turning agricultural wastes (crop residue, straw, manure, grain hulls, and wood scraps) into feed, complex fertilizers, or electricity; disposal of animal and poultry waste; technology for the commercialization of solar, wind, and light power electricity generators. Contact: Lucia Claster, USDA Office of International Cooperation, (202) 690-2867.



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