President Zhou Lin and other four directors from the General Office, Enterprise and Industry Division, Research Management Division and Finance and Planning Division of Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS) made an academic visit to JAAS from October 17 to 18, 2011. JAAS President Yan Shaohua, Vice Presidents Zhao Xihua and Yu Wengui received the delegation.
Extensive discussions were held on agricultural science and technology enterprises, research base construction and management system during the meeting, which was chaired by JAAS Vice President Zhao Xihua. Directors from JAAS General Office, Research Management Division, Finance Division and Jiangsu Agricultural Scientific Industry Company attended the meeting. Both sides were in unanimous agreement that, Shandong and Jiangsu share broad common interests in industry and agriculture development because of the similar geographical location and cultural & social history. Considering the existing differences and gaps, the directors from two institutions should learn from each other’s strong points to offset one's weaknesses. After the meeting, the delegation had a guided tour to Luhe Animal Sciences Station (LASS) and Lishui Plant Sciences Station (LPSS) of JAAS.