About JAAS

President's Address

Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) is an agricultural research institution with historical heritage. It is located at the eastern suburb of beautiful Nanjing, the ancient capital of six dynasties. Founded in 1932, JAAS has experienced historical changes, and created glorious achievements in agricultural development. With the innovations of several generations of scientists, JAAS has made enormous progress in a wide variety of subjects including agricultural research, extension, demonstration and education.


Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) is located at the southern foot of Zi-Jin Mountain in the beautiful eastern scenic area of Nanjing, Jiangsu. Its roots go back to 1932 when it was established as National Agriculture Experiment Institute by the central government. Later, it was renamed and re-affiliated several times; and eventually the name of JAAS has been used since 1977.



The predecessor of JAAS was the National Agriculture Experiment Institute established by National Government (Nanjing) in 1932. In 1950, the National Agriculture Experiment Institute, National Livestock Experiment Institute, National Forestry Experiment Institute and Cotton Production Improvement Institute were merged and East China Agricultural Science Research Institute was established.