On June 6th 2014, the Scientific and Educational Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Director Tang Ke met with a delegation led by President of JAAS Yi Zhongyi and Vice President of JAAS Liu Xian-Jin on a visit to the Ministry of Agriculture for special report about the development of Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences to the Vice Minister Zhang Taolin. Deputy Director Liu Yan and Deputy Inspector Yang Lisheng attended the meeting.
Vice Minister Zhang Taolin fully affirmed the development and the achievements of JAAS. He hoped that JAAS continued to play a leading role in scientific and technological innovations, technology services as well as the institutional system and mechanisms of innovation to make more outstanding achievements for agricultural modernization.
Tang Ke, Director of Scientific and Educational Bureau, highly evaluated the progress of the research and development of scientific platforms and research teams of JAAS. He pointed out that JAAS has made great contributions in the promotion of scientific innovations & technological services as well as local economic development in Jiangsu Province. As the leader of the country's provincial agricultural research institution, he said, the experiences of the technological integration & demonstration, the intellectual property management and some other achievements are worth learning and of reference for the other provincial research institutions. Director Tang also expressed that JAAS should make good use of their own advantages to strengthen the institutional innovation, and play active roles in the implementation of the three key projects executed by Scientific and Educational Bureau, which was "Scientific and Technological Leading”, "Beautiful Countryside Creating” and “New Professional Farmers Training”.
President Yi gave a brief introduction about the basic situation and major achievements of JAAS since the Eleventh Five-Year Plan, and he also presented new strategies and ideas for the development in the coming years.
Zhang Guoliang, Director of the General Office of the Bureau, Zhang Wen, Director of Industrial Division, Lin Xiangming, Director of the Condition Division attended the meeting. The members of the delegation of JAAS, Huan Honghua, Director of the General Office of JAAS, Sun Hongwu, Director of Research Management Department also attended the meeting.
President Yi and Deputy President Liu also visited the relevant departments of the Safety Supervision Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture.