That there will be contribution either in cash or in kind from China and that this can be done through a Memorandum of Agreement that will cover a period of five (5) years. Some potential donors and partners were identified:
- Donor institutions from Australia Germany and perhaps ADB,
- FAO may be able to support in the formulation and packaging of the formal proposal.
- That the Chinese Agricultural University volunteered to initially act as secretariat to perform, among other relevant actions, some initial activities involving preparation of a regional background paper for addressing policy-makers and in the preparation of a draft network proposal.