Jiangsu Modern Seed Industry Development Forum was held in Jiangsu Conference Center on October 23, 2011, which was hosted by Jiangsu Seed Industry Society and Jiangsu Agriculture Association and undertaken by Jiangsu Tomorrow Seed S&T Company. Deputy Director of CIP (International Potato Center) and Director of CCCAP (the CIP-China Center for Asia and the Pacific) Lu Xiaoping, Deputy Director Ma Shuping of Seed Management Bureau of MoA (Ministry of Agriculture), Vice President Ding Yanfeng of Nanjing Agricultural University, Director Zhou Chunhe and Deputy Director Zou Fanggang of Jiangsu Seed Management Station, Chairman Ling Yun of the Board of Jiangsu Tiankun Group and other representatives attended the forum.
Seeds production is the foundation of agriculture and seed industry and plays a key role in national food security. With the State Council’s proposals of advancing modern crop seed industry development, Chinese seed industry has been listed as one of priority industries, and is facing great challenges and opportunities. The acceleration of modern seed industry development in Jiangsu has become the important research subject for agricultural universities, research institutions and seed management sectors.
During the forum, Deputy Director Ma Shuping presented her suggestions on the promotion facilitation of Jiangsu seed industry development and stressed the market regulatory mechanism. The relevant enterprises should target the consumer needs, implement relevant policies, carry out mergers and acquisitions and thus ensure a sustainable, rapid and sound development of Jiangsu modern seed industry. Other directors also made important speeches.
The forum was chaired by JAAS Vice President Yu Wengui and attended by the representatives from JAAS, Jiangsu Tomorrow Seed S&T Company, Nanjing Agricultural University and the membership units of Jiangsu Strategic Coalition on Industrial Technology Innovation of Major Crops. The attendants were in unanimous agreement that, the forum is prompt and important to carry out the guidelines of the State Council’s proposals of advancing modern crop seed industry development and will have profound impact in the promotion of Jiangsu seed industry development.