Since November 2015 our center has held discussions about water-saving agriculture technology and related cooperation with a New Zealand Technical Agriculture Company. The two sides will continue to pursue further cooperation moving forward.
Not long ago, we were invited to draft a cooperation agreement and received a positive response from Lincoln University of New Zealand, and also gained supported of the primary industrial representative office and trade representative office of the New Zealand government in Beijing.
As the first step of cooperation, New Zealand appointed a commissioner to participate in the national soil moisture monitoring technical training, organized by our center in Haikou on March 10th-11th. In this training, they introduced Aquaflex and its ability to continuously monitor soil moisture. They gave a field demonstration to the attendees enthusiastic delight.
On March 18, Aquaflex expert, Jim Herbison, was invited to visit our center at which time we discussed in more detail partnership opportunities and the technical aspects of the instrument. Deputy Director Xie Jianhua led the discussion and encouraged pragmatic, bilateral cooperation to achieve mutually beneficial goals as soon as possible.
(Translated and copied from the original source: http://www.natesc.org.cn/Html/2016_03_24/53167_53814_2016_03_24_424691.html)