A seminar was held at JAAS to discuss the development of agricultural facilities and equipment on Dec. 27, 2013. JAAS Vice President Chang Youhong, Director Huang Jun and Deputy Director Li Guofeng of Research Management Division attended the seminar. Deputy Director Fan Bolun of Jiangsu Agricultural Machinery Management Bureau, Dean Wang Xiaochan of College of Engineering of Nanjing Agricultural University and other experts were also invited to the meeting, which was chaired by Director Yan Jianming of the Institute of Agricultural Facilities and Equipment (IAFE).
Targeting at the practical needs in agricultural modernization, the seminar aimed to set up a research cooperative group to solve key technical problems in Jiangsu facility agriculture and improve agricultural mechanization. During the seminar, Chang Youhong demanded that IAFE submit a detailed research plan for next 3-5 years and focus on 1 or 2 key technical problems to carry out in-depth researches. He hoped that the cooperative research team would invent more useful facilities that fit for practical agriculture production.
IAFE Director Yan Jianmin introduced the current research progress and objectives of IAFE and also talked about the necessity and urgency of a research cooperative group. Fan Bolun pointed out the existing problems in current agriculture mechanization and discussed with the attendants on possible solutions.