A seminar was held by the Research Management Division to discuss the layout for industrial system projects of Jiangsu Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Fund (JASTIF) on March 15, 2012. JAAS President Yan Shaohua, VPs Chang Youhong, Yu Wengui and Zhou Jiannong were invited to the seminar. Director Huang Jun of Research Management Division chaired the meeting and more than 20 representatives from the research institutes and JAAS academic committee attended the meeting, including Director Zhou Jiantao of Technical Service Division and Deputy Director Zhou Na of Finance Division.
The 2012 JASTIF Directory adds the industrial system projects to the existing projects, with the aim to solve major/key technical problems in Jiangsu modern agriculture development and to produce more influential agro-products with high social recognition. During the seminar, Director Gu Hongru of the Institute of Animal Sciences, Director Chang Zhizhou of the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment, Prof. Wang Shubin of the Institute of Vegetable Crops, Director Wang Cailin of the Institute of Food Crops, Prof. Wang Changhai of Nanjing Agricultural University made detailed reports of project design, objectives and budgets in the industrial systems of ecological animal breeding, comprehensive utilization of agricultural resources, facility vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, etc.), rice cultivation with high quality and multi resistances, saline agriculture and etc. The scientists also carried out heated discussions on the implementation of the projects.
During the seminar, JAAS President Yan Shaohua presented his thoughts on how to strengthen JASTIF utilization. The project leaders should enhance technology integration, enlarge the extension of high quality varieties and new technologies in agricultural practices and provide solid technical support to the farmers.
Director Huang Jun talked about the four requirements for the projects: first, usable, reproducible, and propagable technology systems should be formed; second, innovation should be emphasized with independent intellectual property and capabilities to support industrial development; third, the integration, recognition and influence of innovation results should be strengthened; fourth, the projects should lead and support Jiangsu modern agriculture development after completion.