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The French Government has supported France - K.U. Research and Development Collaboration in Agriculture since 1989. At the beginning, the mentioned collaboration was emphasized on agricultural system study and higher training course management, so as to gain knowledge of alterability and diversity of agricultural systems in western part of the country and Maeklong River basin areas.
In 1990, an academical agreement was signed by Kasetsart University and French delegates; Institute National Agrinomique Paris-Grignon, INA-PG, CIRAD and IRD (as known as ORSTOM at the moment) to operate joint mission under the "Development Oriented Research on Agrarian System Project (DORAS) " Project.
At present, the project has proceeded gradually and expanded its mission to regional level. The DORAS Center was officially established in 2001 under supervision and promotion of the Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation (DTEC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Government , to operate mission of the South East Asia Agricultural and Environment Development Collaboration.
Centre de coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique (CIRAD), and Kasetsart University has academic cooperation since 1991 (2543 BC.) in the development of cotton production project, while the Kasetsart University has signed cooperation with ORSTOM since 1994 (2537 BC.).
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