JAAS President Yan Shaohua, Vice Presidents Lu Xiaoxi, Chang Youjong, Yu Wengui and Zhou Jiannong, chiefs of JAAS General Office, Human Resources Division, Research Management Division, Technical Service Division and Finance Division made an academic visit to Nanjing Institute of Agricultural Sciences (NIAS). Director Fang Zhongyou, Deputy Director Tao Hongxiang, senior agronomist Prof. Shi Zeping of Nanjing Agriculture Commission accompanied the visit.
President Yan and VPs visited the posters of NIAS recent research progress and development plans and listened to the work report and future plans from NIAS Director Ji Guojun. They spoke highly of NIAS “23456 Framework”, proposed further refinement of the research plans and update of S&T innovation capacity, with focused efforts on four engineering center construction, S&T incubation platform construction, innovation capacity enhancement and supporting facility & construction. President Yan also promised to provide support in platform construction, discipline adjustment and talent cultivation. Director Fang of Nanjing Agriculture Commission extended warm welcome and sincere thanks to the visit and proposed that NIAS seize the opportunity and make full use of the support from JAAS, thus make more contribution to Nanjing agriculture development.