- Meeting held to report the research progress of agriculture projects funded by Jiangsu Agriculture Science and Technology Innovation Fund (JASTIF)
The Research Management Division held a meeting to discuss the tasks and progress of JASTIF projects in Luhe Animal Sciences Station (LASS) on September 20, 2011. JAAS President Yan Shaohua, Vice Presidents Chang Youhong, Yu Wengui and Zheng Jianchu were invited to the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Director Huang Jun of Research Management Division and attended by over 40 senior experts and project leaders, including Director Fan Yongjian of Foreign Affairs Office, Director Shen Jianxin of Finance Division, Director Xu Hongbin of LASS, Director Yang Xingping of the Institute of Vegetable Crops, etc.
Director Yan Jianmin of the Institute of Agricultural Machinery, Dr. Li Dajing of the Institute of Farm Product Processing, Deputy Director Shi Jianrong of the Institute of Food Safety and Monitoring Technology, Director Gu Hongru of the Institute of Animal Sciences, Director He Kongwang of the Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Bai Yunfeng made work and financial reports on facility agriculture, farm product processing, food safety, scale farming and breeding and circulation agriculture. The attendants and experts carried out heated discussions about the research progress of these institutes.President Yan Shaohua put forward his suggestions on the strengthening of JASTIF projects. He proposed a concentrated spending of JASTIF, and the input should be effective and influential, i.e., the fund should result in varieties and technologies with social recognition and impact. The extension area of new varieties and technologies should be enlarged and the integration of relative technologies should be accelerated. The Finance Division should actively engage in JASTIF fund management, strengthen budget audit and performance evaluation. The Research Management Division should strengthen project tracing management and intensify evaluation for project output and social recognition.Vice President Chang Youhong summarized the meeting and proposed that all project leaders should abide by the requirements for JASTIF projects, further condense the research tasks and solve the key technical problems which restricted Jiangsu modern agriculture development. The project directors should further make clear the tasks and goals of JASTIF projects, enhance the integration, extension and impact of innovation results and thus support Jiangsu modern agriculture development.During the meeting, the attendants visited the experiment labs and testing fields of JASTIF projects.