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The academic cooperation of the Thai – French has been approved by the executive board to expand the operation period of agricultural research for development (DORAS) in the third phase, with the time between January 1, 1998 - December 31, 2000. Kasetsart University, The executives board of Thailand (Representatives from the Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation Management and Kasetsart University) and France (Science Department of the Embassy of France Embassy, Representatives from the organization CIRAD and ORSTOM) was in attendance to assess the implementation of the DORAS project during the years 1994-1996 at Kasetsart University DORAS and had suggestions as follow:
Accomplishment of the cotton and water management guided that the next activities should be conducted in the name of "Research for Agricultural Development Center (DORAS)". The center will act in coordination with the government of French, Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia in the field of agriculture and agricultural ecosystem management, in order to reciprocate the objectives of the center should be performed with these three projects.
The sustainability of cotton production in Southeast Asia.
Dynamics of agricultural and water management in the Central Plain of Thailand.
To apply the results of research in graduate education.
The cotton project operated jointly by the institute CIRAD focused on researching and training in various fields as follows.
Management system for cotton planting.
Economic - social of the cotton production.
All of the activities were taking into the wide range of agricultural ecosystem management in the highlands and the development of a centralized network of collaborative research and development in cotton in South East Asia.
The dynamics of agricultural and water management working with ORSTOM had continually researched in depth to coverage areas in the central plains. The results were analyzed, synthesized and investigated to decide the guideline to solve the problems of agriculture in the region and accomplished it with in 1999. Moreover, the activities were emphasized on development and comparative study between different basins in Southeast Asia.
To utilize the research results of the Research Center for Agricultural Development (DORAS) in learning of graduate school. There has been the working group to study the feasibility of this issue. This working group comprised of representatives from the Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation, Kasetsart University, Embassies of France, CIRAD and ORSTOM in order to perform this task.
Considering to the existing graduate programs, the consistency to working scope of DORAS center and the other requirements.
The new training courses.
Present the outline of the project.
To provide the smooth management and activities of the Research Center for Agricultural Development (DORAS) these support were necessary.
CIRAD and ORSTOM has organized experts from the fields of professional expertise and adhere to the details of the projects proposed in Article 5 for such missions must be involved in the development activity in South East Asia.
The Staff of Kasetsart University, Ph.D. graduated from France, should be the mainspring.
Should provide short-term experts from France, and provide training and the short-term study, researchers from Kasetsart University.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France would support the annual operation of DORAS center and another activities in Southeast Asia.
New Ph.D. scholarships in major field related to the research field of DORAS center provided by Kasetsart University
Kasetsart University will support the cost of fieldwork (Cost of fuel, Agricultural materials), cost of living in all of the staff of Kasetsart University, Vehicles and other facilities at the Research Center for Development , the related Agricultural Experiment Station and Department of Economic Cooperation would be considered support according to Article 5.
Kasetsart University, CIRAD and ORSTOM authors should attempt to raise additional research fund.
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