Agriculture Innovation Expo & Signing Ceremony of Scientific and Technological Innovation Cooperation Union of Yancheng successfully held in Nanjing on November 30, 2010. President Yan Shaohua of JAAS attended the conference. He signed the cooperation agreements and delivered a speech on behalf of the signatory parties.
President Yan made a brief introduction of JAAS and retrospected the scientific research cooperation with counterparts in Yancheng city. Catering to the scientific research needs of Yancheng in its coastal exploitation, JAAS has increased research inputs and established test stations and research platforms to provide Yancheng with a solid support in its innovative agriculture with local characteristics.
In the process of establishing the modern agriculture scientific and technological innovation cooperation union in the Twelfth Five-Year Plan Period, Yancheng will assemble the advantages of research and interdisciplinary talents of agricultural universities and research institutions throughout Jiangsu province. Yancheng will set up an agriculture innovation system matched with the development of modern agriculture development and promoting technology transfer. A remarkable progress in science advance and modern agriculture in Yangcheng will be made and a win-win situation for local agriculture and research institutions will emerge.
JAAS will make use of this opportunity and broaden cooperation under the cooperation agreements. Following the modes of joint research, shared platform, combination of enterprises and institutions, trainings and exchanges, JAAS will strengthen its efforts in coastal agriculture (innovation test, demonstration and technology extension) research for modern agriculture development in Yancheng.
Representatives from related institutes in JAAS attended the conference. On behalf of JAAS, Zhou Jiantao, director of the Division of Technical Service released the results of JAAS latest research.