A comprehensive science and technology cooperation agreement was signed between JAAS and Huaiyin District on March 17, 2012. The cooperation is an implementation of the Proposals to Realize Agricultural Modernization presented by Jiangsu Provincial Government and CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee. JAAS President Yan Shaohua, VP Yu Wengui and Deputy Mayor Zhu Yimin of Huaiyin were invited to the ceremony, which was also joined by other government officials of Huaiyin District and chiefs of JAAS divisions and institutes.
According to the agreement, JAAS will help Huaiyin in the construction of Modern Agriculture Demo Park and Modern Agriculture Industrial Park. A modern ecological demo park will be built along Mingyuan Road with the center on Huaiyin Business Incubation Park. Cooperation will also be carried out in technical services extension and establishment of industrial bases, which include recyclable eco-agriculture research, elite indica rice variety breeding, Suhuai pig and other livestock breeding. During the visit in Huaiyin, JAAS President Yan inspected Yugou Town, Matou Town and Huaiyin Institute of Agricultural Sciences.