Operational management: In consultation with AATF management, manage the financial and administrative aspects of the project and ensure integration of its technical, regulatory and product deployment elements.
Salary and benefits will be in line with those provided within AATFs IRS scheme.
In the case of French culture, the AATF
National Commission on Cultural Competence (1995) has proposed three cultural categories for understanding culture: empathy, ability to observe and analyze, communication in cultural context (verbal and nonverbal).
The partnership between Arcadia and AATF is designed to solve both of these issues," said Eric Rey, president and CEO of Arcadia.
The license granted by Arcadia presents an opportunity for smallholder farmers to access technologies that will address low rice productivity characterized by low soil nitrogen and high soil salinity and AATF will share these technologies with research institutions and seed multipliers in Africa to ensure that farmers benefit from these technologies,'' he added.
After Arcadia completes the transformation of NUE and Salt Tolerant African Rice, AATF will work with its regional development partners to breed rice varieties that are most effective for local environmental conditions and then distribute to local growers.
The procedures GAO agreed to perform were related to (1) transactions that represent the underlying basis of amounts distributed to the AATF
during fiscal year 2008, (2) the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) quarterly AATF
receipt certifications during fiscal year 2008, (3) the Department of the Treasury's Financial Management Service adjustments to the AATF
during fiscal year 2008, (4) the Department of the Treasury's Office of Tax Analysis's (OTA) process for estimating excise tax amounts to be distributed to the AATF
for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008, (5) adjustments to the AATF
for tax on kerosene used in aviation during fiscal year 2008, and (6) the amount of net excise taxes distributed to the AATF
during fiscal year 2008.
We were not engaged to perform, and did not perform, an audit, the objective of which would have been the expression of an opinion on the amount of net excise taxes distributed to the AATF
Dennis Kyetere, executive director of AATF
said, After a six-year development process, we are very encouraged by the results of the first WE1101 harvest.
Table 1: GM crops in development in sub-Saharan Africa Country Crop/Trait Institutions Burkina Faso Cowpea/pod borer AATF
, CSIRO, IITA, resistance Kirkhouse, Monsanto, NARS, NGICA, PBS, Rockefeller Foundation, USAID Rice/water efficient, AATF
, Arcadia nitrogen use efficient, Biosciences, CIAT, salt tolerant Japan Tobacco, NARS, PIPRA, Univ.
As agreed, we evaluated fiscal year 2003 activity affecting distributions to the AATF
GAO (1) did a detailed test of transactions that represent the underlying basis of amounts distributed to AATF
, (2) reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) quarterly AATF
certifications, (3) reviewed the Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service adjustments to AATF
for fiscal year 2001, (4) reviewed procedures in the Office of Tax Analysis' process for estimating amounts to be distributed to AATF
for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2001, (5) compared net excise tax distributions to AATF
during fiscal year 2001 and amounts reported in the financial statements prepared by the Bureau of the Public Debt for AATF
and the Federal Aviation Administration's consolidated financial statements, and (6) reviewed key reconciliations of IRS records to Treasury records.