On October 17-19, the 2nd "One Belt, One Road" / South-South Cooperation Agricultural Education Technology Innovation Alliance hosted by the "Belt and Road" / South-South Cooperation Agricultural Education Technology Innovation Alliance and Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University and 2019" The “One Belt and One Road” Agriculture and Forestry Technology Promotion and Cooperation Forum was held in Fuzhou, Fujian Province. Chen Qing, deputy director of the National Cooperation Department, and Professor Shen Qianling from the college were invited to participate.
At the meeting, on behalf of our school, Chen Qing and the China Agricultural University, Huazhong Agricultural University, Jilin Agricultural University, Henan Agricultural University, etc. jointly signed the "One Belt and One Road South-South Cooperation Agricultural Education Science and Technology Innovation Alliance China-Africa Science and Technology Small Hospital Project Co-construction Letter of Intent" and "One Belt, One Road, South and South Cooperative Agricultural Education Science and Technology Innovation Alliance Africa's thousands of acres of corn to increase production and increase revenue demonstration project joint construction letter of intent.
Shen Qianling and his entourage conducted in-depth exchanges with the University of Chester and the University of New Zealand on inter-school cooperation. Under the basic framework of signing a memorandum of cooperation between the school and the two foreign institutions, the college will actively promote the implementation of the school-school cooperation project. The two sides will carry out 3+1 double-degree programs and 3+1+1 master-study projects for students, and carry out short-term course exchanges, teacher exchanges and joint research.
The conference held the signing ceremony for the new members of the Alliance, the signing ceremony of the “One Belt and One Road Agricultural Science and Education Alliance and the African Regional University Agricultural Capacity Building Forum Memorandum of Understanding” and the Alliance Platform Project. The conference also discussed the theme of the two themes of the “Inspiration of Agriculture and Forestry Technology Innovation Talents in the Background of the Belt and Road Initiative and the South-South Cooperation on Agriculture and Forestry Universities” and the “Sustainable Development of South-South Cooperation Projects from the Industry-University-Research Cooperation”. The opportunities and challenges of agriculture-related universities participating in the “Belt and Road” construction and South-South cooperation are discussed from the perspectives of foreign governments, international organizations, domestic agricultural universities, and foreign-related enterprises,
The forum invited the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Commerce and relevant leaders of Fujian Province. 74 units and 155 government agencies from 26 countries, international organizations, agriculture-related universities, scientific research institutions, experts and business representatives were participated.
It is reported that the “Belt and Road” South-South Cooperation Agricultural Education Science and Technology Innovation Alliance was established in Beijing in June 2018 with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Commerce and other relevant ministries, led by China Agricultural University, and nearly 70 agricultural universities at home and abroad were participated. Our school was the first to join as a founding member. The alliance aims to respond to the national “One Belt, One Road” initiative and build a platform for cooperation between agricultural and forestry universities and agriculture-related enterprises.（Translation: Zhijun Qi）