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Institute of Agriculture and Food Science Inaugurated

By: Institute of New Rural Development  Published:04/23/2018 
A Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of the Research Institute of Agriculture and Food Science (RIAFS) was signed among the Institute of New Rural Development of Tongji University, Deltares, EuSino Foundation, Chongming Scientific and Technological Innovation Center for Eco-Agriculture in Shanghai, on Apr. 9th during the Dutch Prime Minister`s visit to China in the company of the Economic Mission of Netherlands. Minister Sigrid Kaag of the Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands and Mr. XU Jianping, Vice Party Secretary of Tongji University, unveiled the plate of the Research Institute of Agriculture and Food Science.

With its global vision, Chongming Island in Shanghai adheres to an ecological, green development pattern that leads the island to meet international standards. The Institute of New Rural Development of Tongji University has played an active role in introducing world-class talents and enterprises to Chongming, and in establishing more cooperation with international organizations as well as research institutes at home and abroad.

The establishment of the RIAFS will facilitate future talent introduction and innovation in agriculture and food science in both China and the Netherlands. At the same time, there is also good prospects of bringing in workforces and teams of quality, advanced ideas, and technology to Chongming from the whole world which, in turn, promotes industrial and technological innovation in China`s agriculture and food science. In addition, such a Sino-Dutch cooperative pattern in agriculture is of positive referential importance for future cooperation between China and the rest of the world.