The Eleventh Five-Year Plan Reviewing and the Twelfth Five-Year Plan Designing Conference of two agriculture projects was held in Suzhou, Jiangsu. The two projects were National Sci-Tech Support Plan Project "Integrated Research and Demonstration of Circular Production Techniques in Intensive Agriculture in Yangtze River Delta" and Industry Program of the Ministry of Agriculture "Efficient Modern Farming System in the Lower Reaches of Yangtze River and Demonstration of Key Technologies".
Representatives from the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment, the Institute of Agricultural Economy and Information, Taihu Agricultural Sciences Institute, Yanjiang Agricultural Sciences Institute, the school of Agriculture of Nanjing Agriculture University attended the conference. Prof. Zheng Jianchu, project leader and vice president of JAAS, presided over the conference.
During the conference, project leaders made reports and exchanges on their objectives, tasks, achievements, existing problems, possible solutions of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan projects. They also discussed about the designing of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan projects and gave pertinent suggestions to each other.
Prof. Zheng Jianchu pointed out the innovative progress the two projects made in chemical substances decrement and emission-reduction, recycle of eutrophic substances in water body, deactivation of heavy metals and nutrients recycle in agriculture fileds, agriculture machinery and facilities and simplified techniques of cole-rice farming model. At the same time, he demanded the two projects to be more focused on circular agriculture and modern farming system. Apart from team building, substantial work should be done to tackle hard-nut problems and major tasks, thus to achieve fruitful results.