CAAS hosts “International Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems” in Kunming
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) jointly organized the “International Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food systems” on August 29-31, 2016, which is co-hosted by Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, with the support of the Government of France.
Agroecology is vital for the sustainability of agriculture and is increasingly receiving attention worldwide. The symposium attracted 200 stakeholders from academia, policy and civil society from across Asia as well as Europe and North America to promote dialogue around the scientific basis and the experiences of implementing agroecology in Asia and China. “Agroecology is based on the 3 pillars of sustainable development, which is aligned with FAO’s Common Vision for sustainable food and agriculture and contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more >>
Forty ha. of Zhongmai 1062 with outstanding performance were about to harvest in Songyuchi demonstration base in Gaobeidian. According to the researchers, with only two irrigations, the variety showed big and plenty of ears, with a plant height of 75 cm, and the predicted yield per ha. reached 8.4 tonnes. Read more >>
Research achieves fruitful result—Atailing topped the list of the best-selling biopesticides in China in 2015
‘CN13’ is a white flesh table-nectarine variety, with round shape and average ripening date in late June in Zhengzhou. The ground color of fruit skin is cream white with bright red blush. The average fruit weight for ‘CN13’ is 201g, and the big fruit can weight over 300g. The clingstone, melting flesh of ‘CN13’ have very sweet flavor, containing rich anthocyanins. The average soluble solids, total sugar, total acidity and Vc content for ‘CN13’is 13.7%, 10.92%, 0.22% and 10.46mg/100g FW, respectively. Flowers of ‘CN13’ are rose shaped, 5 petals, plenty pollen, 5 pieces and self-pollination. ‘CN13’ has high yield ability , the average fruit weight for 3-years-tree was above 250 g on samples from observational trees in Xingtai, Hebei province. Read more >>
CAAS scientists discover the Immunity to Rice Blast Disease by Suppression of Effector-Triggered Necrosis
The rice blast fungus M. oryzae spreads in rice biotrophically early during infection, but this biotrophic stage is followed by a pronounced switch to cell death and lesion formation. Read more >>
International Cooperation Update
At the meeting with Dr. Martin Kropff, DG of CIMMYT, Li highly valued the collaborative achievements in the past 4 decades. “The collaboration between CAAS and CIMMYT have placed great progress in terms of germplasm exchange, new varieties’ breeding, and capacity building, etc. ” Prof. Li said. Read more >>
Dr. Shawn Kaeppler expressed his appreciation to the local organizing committee of 7th ICSC, and wished 7th ICSC a complete success. Dr. Jiayang Li presented the current status, constrains and perspectives of agricultural development in China, shared the role of scientific innovation in modern agriculture development in China. Read more >>
Final Progress Reviewing Meeting of EuropeAid Project ‘Rice IPM in the Greater Mekong Sub-region’ is Successfully Held in Beijing
The opening ceremony of the meeting was chaired by Dr. CHEN Julian, professor and director of Department of International Cooperation and Graduates of IPP-CAAS. Read more >>
More than 50 representatives from the Graduate School and Wageningen UR attended the meeting, including 19 CAAS-Wageningen UR PhD candidates, their CAAS supervisors, and staff and alumni of Wageningen UR.
“The programme is an outcome of a long term joint effort by both CAAS and Wageningen-UR”, as GSCAAS vice president, professor Luo Changfu said in his welcome speech. Read more >>
“Learning doesn’t stop after graduation, and it doesn’t stop after finishing Masters or Doctors. It is a process that gives us choices in future”, in a conversation during the ceremony said Eliamoni T. Lyatuu, a native Tanzanian who has just finished his PhD program at the Agricultural Information Institute (AII-CAAS), “the mind becomes open and the curiosity of solving more problems in the agriculture won’t stop as long as the food remains as a necessity for human being”, he added. Read more >>