On April 25, 2014, JAAS Vice President Chang Youhong led a delegation to inspect the agriculture development in Xinbei District of Changzhou. Deputy Director Shen He of Xinbei District and other government officials accompanied the visit.
The delegation first arrived at Xixiashu Organic Rice Production Station in Dongnan Village, examined rice quality and inquired about the planting techniques and operation of rice cooperatives. They also made field observation of Yangmai 20(wheat variety) in the demo areas in Shuitakou Village and spoke positively of the summer harvest. After that, the delegation made an academic visit to Xinbei Modern Agriculture Park and had in-depth discussions with the enterprises in the Park. VP Chang and other experts got the first-hand information of the implementation of the JASTIF (Jiangsu Agriculture Science and Technology Independent Fund) projects which had been co-undertaken by JAAS and relevant enterprises. In recent years, JAAS has carried out fruitful cooperation with these agriculture sci-tech enterprises in American Carya illinoensis, Alpine Rhododendron and protected vegetable cultivation,etc..
Deputy Director Shen He extended his warm welcome to the delegation and expressed his wishes to strengthen technical cooperation with JAAS. VP Chang spoke highly of the current agriculture development of Xinbei and both sides held in-depth discussions on further technical cooperation.