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Towards Sci-tech innovation: NASTIA kicks off in Beijing

Source: Department of International Cooperation

On April 8, National Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Alliance (NASTIA) working meeting was held in Beijing. Over 90 representatives from NASTIA members, including leaders and experts from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS), Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS), agricultural universities, and related enterprises attended the meeting.



 
At the meeting, Chairman of the Alliance Dr. Li Jiayang, also Vice Minister of Agriculture and President of CAAS, pointed out that, as a significant think tank, NASTIA should concentrate positive effects on national agricultural development, embrace state strategy requirements, carry out strategy research of agricultural science and technology development, and improve NASTIA’s structure. Meantime, NASTIA will make farsighted arrangements in long-and-medium term development planning, and intensify efforts to create sound environment. Li hoped that NASTIA will efficiently step forward in all respects.


NASTIA, founded in last December, initiated by MOA, is aiming to advance agricultural science and technology innovation and progress. CAAS leads all members to achieve NASTIA’s overall goal, together with CAFS, CATAS, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering (CAAE), provincial academies of agricultural sciences, and other agricultural science and technology institutions at all levels throughout China.

By Tian Jiani
tianjiani@caas.cn