The objective is to create a full-time strategic consulting team devoted to the major strategic issues concerning agriculture, rural areas and farmers in China and the frontier scientific and technological issues in agriculture so as to provide scientific and technological innovation and policy support for the country’s development strategy, promoting agricultural science and technology into advanced ranks in the world, accelerating agricultural modernization and rejuvenating the countryside. The first directors of the institute will be Academician Jun ZHOU, Dean of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), HAN Jun, director of the Central Rural Work Office, and TANG Huajun, Dean of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

China Bio news release, January 29, 2018