Xu Nanping, Jiangsu governor assistant and director of Jiangsu Science and Technology Department, inspected JAAS on February 28, 2012. He visited JAAS Modern Agriculture Science and Technology Demo Center, germplasm collection center and National Research Center of Veterinary Biologicals Engineering and Technology. Deputy Director Ji Qi of Jiangsu Science and Technology Department, JAAS President Yan Shaohua, VPs Lu Xiaoxi, Chang Youhong, Zheng Jianchu, Yu Wengui and Zhou Jiannong, chiefs of relevant divisions and institutes accompanied the visit and attended the meeting.
During the meeting, President Yan Shaohua made a work report on the construction and development of JAAS and the scientists put forward advices to Jiangsu Science and Technology Department on agricultural science and technology administration. Deputy Director Ji Qi responded to the questions and advices and Director Xu Nanping made a keynote speech.
In Xu’s speech, he stressed the urgency and importance to establish an efficient approach in agricultural science and technology management, which meets the industry needs and Jiangsu local conditions. The theme of 2012 No.1 Central Government Document is agricultural science and technology innovation and Jiangsu Province places the emphasis on the grass-root agricultural extension system, which means the research tasks and orientations should be based on the technical needs of the farmers and front-line technicians. The North Jiangsu Grant encourages JAAS scientists and technicians to get rooted in North Jiangsu and to promote the technical extension. Technical Supermarkets is another prompt and efficient method to display the innovations and thus the construction should be accelerated and strengthened.