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HAAFS Promotes Collaboration with African Countries

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To promote the agricultural exchange and cooperation with African countries, Prof. Dr. Wang Huijun led a delegation of 2 people visited Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa, University of Ghana and Savanna Agricultural Research Institute, Ghana, from December 10-22, 2017.

 

During the visit in Tshwane University of Technology, Dr. Wang exchanged progress information with Prof. Felix D. Dakora in mutual interested research areas and discussed future collaboration. Both sides reached the cooperative intention on young scientists exchange, research collaboration in the areas of crop yield improvement and microbe utilization and field trial of Hebei’s hybrid millet varieties in South Africa.

 

During the visit to University of Ghana, the delegation visited its Soil and Irrigation Research Center and Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Center, had very good discussion with School of Agriculture and reached a consensus that the collaboration will initially focus on dryland farming technologies, biological control for crop diseases and pests, bio-fertilizer production and application, field trial and demonstration of hybrid rice and hybrid millet varieties as well as bio-pesticides from Hebei.

 

During the visit in Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI), the delegation listened to the research progress and technology demands of all the research groups and exchanged ideas with the scientists, reached consensus with CSIR-SARI on young scientist training and scientist exchange, germplasm exchange and field trial for hybrid varieties, and demonstration for farming machinery and irrigation facilities.

 

This visit set up very good foundation for future cooperation.

 

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