National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology for achievements in 2016 was awarded in the Great Hall of People on 9 January, 2017.
Co-organized by the Government of Hainan, CAAS, FAO and CGIAR, the 5th Global Forum of Leaders of Agricultural S&T (GLAST-2016) was held in Lingshui Li Autonomous Region of Hainan.
High Level Dialogue 2016 on “Lessons from Experience for Future Development of Biogas in Asia” under FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme was held from December13-15, 2016 in Chengdu，Sichuan Province.
On Nov.17-18, The International Conference on Nanotechnology Applications and Implications of Agrochemicals toward Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems was held in Beijing.
On Nov.28, the inauguration ceremony of Sino-Dutch Joint Research Center for Greenhouse Horticulture (Beijing) was held in the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture (IEDA), CAAS.
DDG ZHANG Bujiang led a delegation of IPP visited AAFC, on 8-13 October, 2016, to discuss mutually interested issues including research direction, resource sharing, application of international collaboration programs, talent training and establishment of communication mechanisms and to sign a joint Action Plan for Collaborative Research in Crop Protection.
International Workshop of Genetic Basis and Breeding Application on High-yield Superior Quality Rice was hosted by China National Rice Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CNRRI) on October 13-16, 2016 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
On October 14. 2016, Deputy Director General of BIOMA, Dr. Hu Guoquan met with Ambassador Wu Dong, the Chinese Embassy in Mauritania. Dr. Hu introduced and highly valued the 2016 Training Course on Biogas Utilization in Mauritania and expressed gratitude to Ambassador Wu and the Mauritanian Husbandry Technology Demonstration Center for their support to this training course.
On October 12. 2016，the “Training Course on Biogas Industry Promotion and Management for Asian Countries in 2016” opened at Biogas Institute of Ministry of Agriculture (BIOMA) in Chengdu.
On October 12. 2016，the “Training Course on Biogas Technology for Argentina “ was held at Biogas Institute of Ministry of Agriculture (BIOMA) in Chengdu.