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The Thai – French academic cooperation projects in the 4th Phase were the projects continually implemented in years 2000-2002. The projects requested for implementation Include as the following.
The sustainability of cotton production in Southeast Asia.
The dynamics of agricultural and water management (Delta Project).
To apply the research results in graduate education.
Moreover, There has been the newly projects proposed to be supported as follow:
The research for Agricultural development system in the suburbs (Peri-urban agriculture project).
Deep farming project
The "DORAS-Rubber" project, titled "Towards the Improvement of the Rubber Tree Productivity" operation since July 2540 (1998), divided into two phases, each three years.
The 1st phase (1998-2000) contains the following sub projects.
Gene expression และ genetic transformation
By working with, the three French expert in Thailand.
The 2nd phase (2001-2004) project is developed in three parts.
Eco-physiology was developed by the two French experts who work in Thailand.
The "Towards the Improvement of the Rubber Tree Productivity" project would support as follow.
Four Ph.D. students and three graduate students.
Have been trained in France and 21 times.
The research for agricultural system development has continuously implemented and expanded to the cooperation for the agricultural development and environment in Southeast Asia, especially, the countries in Indochina, including Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. The research project for agricultural system development was formally established to "Agricultural Research for Development" (Development Oriented Research on Agricultural Systems (DORAS) Center) established in 2001 by Kasetsart University Under the support of Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation and the French government.
Research center for agricultural system development has the main tasks of management and support the implementation of the research project to be accomplished to the objectives by dividing the necessary workload.
Responsible for managing the budget, reimbursement of expenses such as travel costs on duty as a civil servant, another supplies and coordination with other institutions.
To coordinate with the Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation in tasks of the privilege of experts and family, customs duty exemption and an extended stay in the Kingdom.
Oversee the contribution for the budget of experts by coordination with the Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation, monitoring and coordinating for expense reimbursement as has been allocated, rapid disbursement, and to approve additional appropriation, the employment of secretary and driver for the automobile experts.
Picture 4: Research projects under the Research Center for Agricultural Development (Development Oriented Research on Agricultural Systems (DORAS) Center) (Source: http://std.cpc.ku.ac.th / delta/doras/doras-. centre.html).
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