Vice President Luo Zhenfeng of Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences led a delegation for an academic visit to JAAS on April 23, 2014. JAAS Vice President Chang Youhong hosted the reception. Both sides held out extensive and fruitful discussions on institutional reform of agricultural research institutes and digital agriculture.
During the meeting, VP Chang extended warm welcome to the delegation. Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences and JAAS are both top-botched agricultural research institutes with long history and comprehensive competence. They have played active roles in local agriculture development. Chang maintained that, the current information technology provided a sound technical platform for digital agriculture development. Relevant scientists and institutes should seize the opportunity and take advantage of digital technologies in agricultural production. Director Liu Huazhou of the Institute of Agricultural Economy and Information (IAEI) introduced IAEI history, disciplines, talents, public services and relevant technical platforms. IAEI Deputy Director Cao Hongxing briefed to the delegation JAAS research progress in digital agriculture and relevant areas.
Luo expressed his gratitude to the hospitality JAAS offered. The delegation also had a guided tour to JAAS Research Management Division and the Institute of Agricultural Economy and Information (IAEI).