Green Vegetables Industry Institute established by NAU
June 26,2013

On June 6, 2013, Nanjing Aricultural University (NAU) and Kunshan city,JiangsuProvincesigned an agreement to jointly build a Green Vegetables Industry Institute. Prof. Ding Yanfeng, Vice President of NAU and Mr. Tang Shiyun, Vice Mayor of Kunshan attended the signing ceremony and jointly inaugurated the institute.

Tang Shiyun extended his gratitude to NAU’s scientific, technical and talents supports for Kunshan’s development in the past many years. He said, the establishment of the Green Vegetables Industry Institute will bring closer cooperation of the two parties. Kunshan government and its departments concerned will make every effort to provide favorable conditions, such as funding, preferential policies and other working and living conveniences.

Ding Yanfeng introduced NAU’s scientific and technical development as well as its production and research cooperation, and conveyed his congratulations on the building of the institute. He said, currently the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Technology are advancing the construction of colleges and universities’ rural development institutes, and as one of the first 10 agricultural universities building rural development institutes, NAU is willing to carry out all-round cooperation with Kunshan.

As one important base for NAU New Rural Development Institute, the Green Vegetable Industry institute will play an active role by utilizing its advantages in terms of university talents and scientific technologies and make more contributions to regional agricultural development by extensively carrying out experiment, demonstration and promotion work on vegetables’ new varieties, technologies and modes in Kunshan. Meanwhile, based onJiangsuRuralDevelopmentCollege, it will develop into a place for tailor-made training for Kunshan’s talents.