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CAAS signs cooperative research deal about rice gene editing technology with Dow

On 17 March, 2015, the Head of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Li Jiayang, met with the Global Chief Executive Officer of Dow AgroSciences LLC (Dow), Tim Hassinger. The two exchanged ideas about their cooperation in the field of agricultural technology.

 

On the meeting, Head of the Crop Science Institute, CAAS, Wan Jianmin signed a cooperative research deal with the Global Technology Cooperation Chief of Dow, Steve Webb.

 

Mr. Li said that the CAAS expects more cooperation with multinationals and international agricultural research institutes in the field of agricultural R&D to strengthen agricultural science and technology’s driving function and apply scientific achievements in practical production. Li suggests that the two parties explore cooperative fields based on their current partnership, strengthen their cooperation in the aspects of crop breeding, less application and more effect of pesticides & fertilizers as well as farm grass resource protection, ultimately promoting the development of agriculture in China and the world. Li highly appraised Dow and the CAAS’ future cooperative project about the rice gene editing technology and exchanged opinions with his counterpart.

 

Mr. Hassinger introduced Dow’s research focuses at present and its strategic cooperative needs. Moreover, he agreed with Li’s suggestions and expressed his hope to consolidate exchanges with the CAAS.

 

Picture : Signing ceremony of CAAS and Dow about rice gene editing technology

 

Source: CAAS

 

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