Director Wu Xinyuan and Prof. Jin Ping of the Institute of Food Crops of Xinjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences (XAAS), led a delegation to the Institute of Food Crops of JAAS on March 9, 2012. Director Wang Cailin, Deputy Directors Zhong Weigong and Yuan Jianhua of the Institute of Food Crops, Director Cai Shibin of Jiangsu Agricultural Germplasm Platform, Director Xie Yizhi of the Experiment Station of National Sweetpotato Industry System and Assoc. Prof. Zhang Xu of the Institute of Biotechnology attended the reception. Directors of both sides introduced the development of their institutes and Director Wang Cailin also introduced his research progress during the Eleventh Five-year Plan Period. Both sides reached agreement on cooperation and exchanges of relevant germplasm resources, which was an efficient implementation of 2012 cooperation framework. Accompanied by Deputy Director Yuan Jianhua, the delegation had a guided tour to the labs and germplasm bank of the Institute of Food Crops of JAAS.