Secretary Zhao Xihua of JAAS Party Committee, Vice Presidents Zheng Jianchu and Yang Xinning made an academic visit to Xiaogang Village in Anhui on August 6, 2011. Scientists and technicians of JAAS General Office, Technical Service Division and the Institute of Horticulture accompanied the visit.
Secretary Zhao first inspected the vegetable production station in the village sponsored by Congyu Group and the grape production station supported by Yangtze Runfa Group. He and other delegation members consulted in detail about the vegetable and grape varieties, cultivation techniques and market shares, etc. Secretary Ding Jun of Xiaogang Village introduced the changes and development of the village. Deputy Secretary Wang Qiang and Deputy Magistrate Chen Yanbin of Fengyang County briefed the modern agriculture development in Xiaogang Village. Secretary Zhao claimed that JAAS would take Xiaogang Village as its research and demo station, carry out technical services and extend new horticulture, vegetable, maize and bean varieties and relevant technology to the efficient agriculture development in Xiaogang Village. In the near future, JAAS will help the village to gradually set up a high quality fruit production station by means of improving grape properties, cultivation facilities and trellis systems.
During the visit, Secretary Zhao and his delegation donated books and other reading materials on agricultural science and technology to the village.