Prof. LI Shujun Attended the MOST-USDA 10thJoint Working Group Meeting in Dongying, Shandong, China

Date:2012-12-04 14:39:5

The MOST-USDA 10thJoint Working Group Meeting took place from August 20th-21st, 2012 in Dongying, Shandong, China. The meeting was co-sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and organized by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Mechanization Sciences (CAAMS) and Dongying Science and Technology Bureau. The Vice Minister of MOST, Dr. Zhang Laiwu and Dr. Catherine Woteki, the Under Secretary of USDA, heading over 50 officials and chief scientists from both sides, also attended the meeting.

AAAE President, Prof. LI Shujun, representing the experts of seven priority areas for the agricultural S&T cooperation of both sides, delivered an annual report at the meeting. He elaborated on the progress of agricultural S&T cooperation in the previous year from the aspects of website construction, academic workshops, collaborative research and talent exchanges. In his report, he called for more thorough and extensive bilateral cooperation for the sustainable development in agriculture all over the world and received high approval among the present officials and scientists.

Dr. ZHANG Laiwu and Dr. Catherine Woteki signed two annexes of the Protocol of Agricultural Flagship Program after the meeting, which shall facilitate more extensive cooperation on agricultural S&T between MOST and USDA.

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