HAAFS Joined the China-ASEAN Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Alliance

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September 14-18 of 2018,Prof. Li Xiaozhi of International Cooperation Division, Vice-director Prof. Geng Baojin and Associate Professor Liu Xiaodong of Institute of Vegetables and Medicinal Crops attended the 2nd China (Guangxi)-ASEAN Conference on Agricultural Science and Technology Cooperation in Nanning. In the morning of September 16, the signing ceremony of China- ASEAN Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Alliance (CAASTIA) were organized and 14 foreign and 34 domestic membership institutions signed the Joint Statement of CAASTIA. Authorized by President Zhang Tielong, Prof. Li Xiaozhi signed on behalf of HAAFS. The signing of the joint statement marks HAAFS become the first group of member units of CAASTIA.


The conference was organized by Guangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences. Over 400 participants from International Rice Research Institute, Biodiversity International, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and China attended the conference. Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences Prof. Xie Huaan, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering Prof, Zou Xuexiao and other 64 participants made presentations on China and ASEAN Agricultural Cooperation, crop and fruit breeding and cultivation and disease management respectively.


The conference also organized China-ASEAN Agricultural Sci-Tech Cooperation Exhibition with 36 exhibitors. As one of the exhibitors, HAAFS introduced the cooperation with Central Luzon State University of the Philippines that attracted the interests of the delegation from Pampanga State Agricultural University. A discussion was made in the afternoon of Sep. 17 on the possibility of future collaboration. Vice president for academic affairs Ms. Anita G. David and Director of External and International affairs Dr. Norman G. De Jesus of Pampanga State Agricultural University participated in the discussion. Through discussion, both sides hope to develop collaboration starting from field trail of vegetable varieties and cultivation technologies and reached consensus of preparing the MOU and starting the cooperation as soon as possible.



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