Hebei Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences was founded in 1958, which can be traced back to the Central Experimental Farm Shijiazhuang Branch established in 1939. The academy presently owns 13 research institutes, 8 national level centers, sub-centers, and regional innovation centers, such as the National Millet Improvement Center, the National Pear Improvement Center, the National Cotton Improvement Center, Hebei Branch, the National Apple Improvement Center, Hebei Branch, the National Wheat Improvement Center, Hengshui Branch, the National Soybean Improvement Center, Shijianzhuang Branch, the National Sorghum Improvement Center, Hebei Branch, and Hebei Provincial Corn Regional Innovation Center. There are 6 provincial-level key laboratories such as the Plant Genetic Engineering Center, Crop Genetics and Breeding Laboratory, Crop Drought Resistance Laboratory, Coarse Crops Laboratory, Integrated Pest Management Research Center. There are 1 post-doctoral station and 1academician workstation. There are 11 experimental stations with the total areas of 460 hectares, which are Agricultural Experimental Station at Dahe, Luquan, Cotton Experimental Station at Xiaoanshe, Shijiazhuang, Comprehensive Experimental Station at Gaocheng, Millet Station at Luancheng, Dry Land Farming Experimental Station at Shenzhou, Experimental Station at Sanya of Hainan, Plant Protection Experimental Station at Baoding,  Hebei Agricultural High-tech Experimental and Demonstration Park, Shijiazhuang Fruit Experimental and Demonstration Park, Changli Fruit Germplasm Scientific and Technological Innovation Park, and Base for Modern Agricultural Technology Transfer for Coastal Area. Five agricultural journals and periodicals are currently edited and published, including Acta Agriculturea Boreali-Sinica and Journal of Hebei Agricultural Sciences.
        There are 877 research staffs working in the academy, 405 with senior academic titles, 303 with doctor’s or master's degrees, 16 with special allowance of the State Council, 9 with the title of provincial experts, 47 youth experts with titles of special contributions to the province. Since 1978, the academy has been awarded honorary titles of excellence unit for 82 times by the State Council, the state ministries and provincial Party committee and government. 216 employees or 285 people/times have won the recognition by the State Council, the ministry and provincial government.
        At present, upholding the principles of advancing the academy by scientific research, strengthening the academy by innovation, enriching the academy by industrialization, and invigoring the academy by management, the academy is striving to build the Hebei Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences as the provincial key agricultural technological innovation center,  the incubation center of agricultural science and technology, and training center for agriculture innovation talents, to provide strong technical support to the modern agriculture and rural development of Hebei province.

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