The founding ceremony for Jiangsu Major Crops Seeds Industry and Innovation Alliance (hereafter referred to as Alliance) and the first Alliance convention was held at JAAS on May 17, 2013.
The convention was presided over by Prof. Wang Cailin, director of the Institute of Food Crops of JAAS and president of Tomorrow Seed Research Institute. JAAS President Yan Shaohua and Vice President Zheng Jianchu, Deputy Director Zhou Gongsheng of Jiangsu Science and Technology Department, and other relevant directors attended the convention.
As one of the agricultural alliances in Jiangsu Province, the Alliance centers around the development needs of modern seed industry and integrates the resources of relevant academies, universities, and enterprises, and thus to stimulate great breakthroughs in seed industry.
JAAS President Yan Shaohua, chairman of the board of directors of Jiangsu Tomorrow Seed Company, Ltd., pledges that the company will shoulder the chairmanship responsibilities, actively explore new cooperation mechanisms and thus make positive contributions to a prosperous seed industry.
Deputy Director Zhou Gongsheng of Jiangsu Science and Technology Department stressed that seed industry plays a fundamental and key role in ensuring food supply and safety. The seed enterprises in Jiangsu are relatively scattered and underdeveloped. The Alliance will undoubtedly have a profound impact in changing the current situation and promoting seed industrialization.