The Research Management Division, Finance Division, and Technical Service Division jointly held a meeting to discuss the tasks and progresses of JASTIF projects. JAAS President Yan Shaohua, Vice Presidents Chang Youhong, Zheng Jianchu, Yu Wengui, and Zhou Jiannong were invited to the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Director Huang Jun of Research Management Division and attended by over 150 senior experts and project leaders, including Director Fan Yongjian of Foreign Affairs Office, Director Zhou Jiantao of Technical Service Division, Deputy Director Zhou Na of Finance Division, Director Wei Jinhe of JAAS Expo Center, Director Liu Chunquan of Luhe Animal Sciences Station (LASS), and Director Chen Heming of Lishui Plant Sciences Station (LPSS), etc.
Directors in charge of scientific research from each institute reported the research progress, demonstration and publicity, and the use of the fund. The attendants and experts also carried out heated discussions about the future implementation of the projects.
President Yan Shaohua put forward his suggestions on the strengthening of JASTIF projects. He proposed an effective grants management, i.e., the fund should result in varieties and technologies with a social recognition and a positive impact of Jiangsu agriculture development. 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 management, strengthen budget audit and performance evaluation. The Research Management Division should strengthen project tracking 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, strengthen the integration and cooperation, enhance extension and impact of innovation results and thus support Jiangsu modern agriculture development.