Government officials from Siyang County made an academic visit to JAAS on October 21, 2011 and signed the comprehensive cooperation agreement with JAAS in modern agriculture technical services and demonstration. JAAS President Yan Shaohua and Siyang Magistrate Zhao Shen unveiled the plagues of Siyang Facility Vegetables (Edible fungi) Research Center of JAAS and Siyang Modern Ecological Circulation Agriculture Research Center of JAAS.
According to the agreement, JAAS will help to develop Siyang into a modern eco-agriculture demonstration county, to lay down modern eco-agriculture development plans for Siyang People’s government, to provide technical support and human resources, to promote technical transformation and product upgrade, and thus to enhance local agriculture competitiveness. Siyang Modern Agriculture Industrial Park will be built into one of the key demo stations of Jiangsu Agriculture Science and Technology Innovation Fund (JASTIF) projects of JAAS, and one of the important demo stations of efficient horticulture, facility agriculture and other agricultural innovations. JAAS and Siyang will make joint efforts in the construction of Zihu National Modern Ecological Park or Circulation Agriculture Demo Park and other research and production stations of rice, pigs and chickens.