Director-General Chen Chuanhong and Director Xu Zengtai of Department of Rural Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology visited JAAS on October 19, 2012. JAAS President Yan Shaohua, Vice Presidents Chang Youhong and Zheng Jianchu, and other directors of Jiangsu Science and Technology Department and Nanjing Science and Technology Committee accompanied the visit.
Director-General Chen Chuanhong first visited head office of Jiangsu Rural Science and Technology Service Supermarket and listened to the brief introduction to JAAS and its scientific innovation. He spoke highly of JAAS agricultural scientific innovation and service and proposed that agricultural scientific innovation should be put in a more prominent position, and the construction of modern agriculture industry technology and service system should be promoted. Director-General Chen also mentioned that the number of authorized agriculture demonstration parks has now reached 73, and China has basically finished the construction of modern agriculture demonstration system. However, the intensification and integration of the system needed improving, and more government funding support should be given through the market-government alliance to diversify the agricultural scientific service. Finally, Director-General Chen hoped JAAS would make persistent effort in supporting the construction of modern agriculture demonstration parks.