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Prof. LI Shujun Attended the Mini-Summit on Agricultural Research in Qingdao, Shandong, China

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Co-sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and organized by CAAMS, the Mini-Summit on Agricultural Research was held on August 22nd, 2012 at Haiqing Hotel, in the charming coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong, China. Dr. Zhang Laiwu, the Vice Minister of MOST, Dr. Catherine Woteki, the Under Secretary of USDA, Prof. Yuan Longping, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, together with officials and scientists of both countries attended the Mini-Summit. Officials, scientists and private sector representatives from France, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda, and international organizations such as Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) also joined the mini-summit. The participants discussed the challenges related to food security, food safety, and sustainable agriculture that human beings are facing.

Mini-Summit on Agricultural Research

Concentrated on “Sustainable Development in Agriculture”, the experts proposed constructive suggestions on food safety and security in different perspectives, with the aims to push S&T innovation and sustainable development in agriculture.

President of CAAMS, Prof. LI Shujun, together with fifteen other world-renowned scientists and experts, made an oral presentation on development of modern agricultural machinery technologies for promoting China-Africa agricultural S&T cooperation. He emphasized the solid foundation, favorable conditions and prospects, and proposed a systematic pattern for China-Africa agriculture S&T cooperation.

Prof. LI Shujun Was Delivering a Presentation at the Mini-Summit

The Mini-Summit yielded productive results with the insightful and inspiring presentations and further discussions after each presentation. It also laid a solid foundation for sustainable agriculture to ensure food security for generations to come.

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