The mission of the Foreign Affairs Office (FAO) at Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) is to promote collaboration on international scientific research in order to enhance the international recognition and global competence in agricultural research.
We collaborate with colleagues at universities and research institutions around the world. In addition to the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, E.U., Australia and other developed countries, JAAS also sent scientists and technicians to developing countries for technological exchanges and cooperation, including Brazil, Cuba, Pakistan and ASEAN countries. And now, JAAS has established long-term cooperative relationship with many agricultural research institutions and universities worldwide, such asMississippi State University (U.S.A.), University of Manitoba (Canada), Japan National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Institute National de la RechercheAgronomique (INRA, France), Murdoch University (Australia), Cuban Ministry of Agriculture, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (Pakistan), Kasetsart University (Thailand), Vietnam University of Agriculture and Forestry, Poland National Institute of Animal Husbandry, Cereal Research Non-Profit Company (Hungary), Agricultural Research Organization of Israel, Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resources Research & Development (PCARRD).
In the year 2011, JAAS has sent 35 research groups overseas, including 84 scientists and technicians, to implement international cooperationresearch funded bythe Chinese government.
In 2011, JAAS received 34 overseas delegations to Jiangsu Province, China, for technology exchanges and cooperation. JAAS had exchanges with experts from University of Turku, Finland, on the EU food safety and risks assessment technology and its application in pesticide residues and introduced pesticide and veterinary drugs micromoleculehapten and antibody Eu3+ core labeling and purification technology, time resolution immune monitoring technology and complex mechanism sample monitoring technology. JAAS also introduced the evaluation model of regional adaptability of insect-resistant cotton from Le Cirad (La RechercheAgronomique Pour Le développement). Experts from Institut de RecercaiTecnologiaAgroalimentàries (IRTA, Spain) were invited to give lectures on the analysis of the peach scent and on the research of peach varieties and rootstock. JAAS also cooperated with the scientists from the University of Alberta to conduct joint research on tackling critical technologysolutionsto the extraction and application ofβ－glucan of wheat bran.
During the Twelfth Five-Year Plan Period, JAAS will strengthen international exchangesby centering around the goal of “building a strong academy by relying on talents”. High-caliber talents with a global vision will be trained to promote agricultural innovations in JAAS and make new contributions to the development of agriculture and rural areas of Jiangsu province.