Secretary Wang Changhong of Yili Institute of Agricultural Sciences (YIAS) led a delegation of 6 people to the Institute of Food Crops (IFC) of JAAS on June 3, 2013. JAAS President Yan Shaohua, Deputy Director Huan Honghua of Research Management Division, Directors Wang Cailin and Zhong Weigong of IFC, etc. received the delegation.
Both sides summarized the current situation of their cooperative rice and maize projects, exchanged research progress in rice, maize, sweetpotato, and germplasm, etc., and reached several agreements as well. The delegation also had a guided tour to National Rice Improvement Center (Nanjing Branch) and Jiangsu Provincial Platform for Conservation and Utilization of Agricultural Germplasm.