The launching ceremony of the project “Research and Demonstration of A Key Large-scale Eco-Production Technology of Swine” was held in Funing on July 27, 2012. The project is supported by Jiangsu Agriculture Science and Technology Innovation Fund. JAAS Vice President Zhou Jiannong, Director Zhang Zikai of Jiangsu Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Director Gu Jun of JAAS Finance Division, Deputy Director Li Guofeng of Research Management Division, Deputy Director Shao Mingcan of Technical Service Division, Deputy Director Luo Bingqian of General Office, Assistant Dean Wang Xiaozhi of the School of Environmental Science & Engineering of Yangzhou University, Magistrate Gu Yunling of Funing County, Deputy CPC Secretary Xu Huaming, Deputy Magistrate Zhu Ling, and other 50 scientists and technicians attended the ceremony.
Deputy Director Li Guofeng of JAAS Research Management Division chaired the ceremony. Project PI, Director Gu Hongru of the Institute of Animal Sciences of JAAS, introduced the project background, goals, objectives, application and management. Director Gu Jun stressed the fund management requirements of Jiangsu Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Fund (JASTIF). He proposed all the scientists should regulate the use of the Fund according to the budget. Prof. Tang Jinling of Huaiyin Agricultural Sciences Institute and Associate Prof. Yang Jie of the Institute of Animal Science of JAAS reported the previous research progress and future research plan respectively.
JAAS Vice President Zhou Jiannong listened to the reports and put forward four requirements: first, the research should focus on production output and solve key technological problems; second, experts from different research areas and disciplines should cooperate together.; third, the project should be aiming at promoting the development of the eco-swine industry and the demonstration and extension of new technology; finally, the scientists should carry out researches according to the JASTIF requirements. VP Zhou also proposed that everyone seize the opportunity to make scientific innovation and support local industrial development.
The directors and experts also had a guided tour to four ferment bed swine farms in Funing. They spoke highly of the exploration and development of eco-production mode of swine industry in recent years.