Deputy director Liao Xiyuan of Seed Management Bureau of Ministry of Agriculture (MoA, P.R.China) led a delegation to JAAS on Feb. 24, 2014. JAAS Vice President ZHou Jiannong hosted the reception. Both sides held discussions on the NO. 109 document of the General Office of the State Council: on the Deepening of Seed Industry Reform and to Improve Innovation Capabilities.
During the meeting, Liao talked about the background, significance and key points of NO. 109 document. In the document, new measures have been put forward to arouse the enthusiasm among the researchers, promote the exchange of seed resources to enterprises and improve innovation capabilities.
During this visit, the delegation placed great emphasis on the pilot work of research interest proportion in seed industry. Liao listened to the comments and suggestions from JAAS scientists on the NO. 109 documents and spoke positively on JAAS’s innovation and exploration in implementing new seed policies. Liao also held in-depth discussions with JAAS scientists on academy-industry cooperation, talent flow, and technical gaps between research institutes and relevant enterprises.
JAAS Vice President Zhou Jiannong talked about major practices in seed resources sharing with enterprises, existing problems and difficulties as well as her own thoughts in relevant areas.