China and New Zealand’s joint demonstration project and cooperation in water-saving agriculture take a pragmatic start

中新节水农业示范推广合作项目迈出务实第一步

继2015年11月份我中心与新西兰林肯农业技术公司就开展节水农业相关合作事宜进行会谈后,双方积极推动,使其不断向前发展。

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.

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前不久,我方应邀起草的合作协议得到该公司和新西兰林肯大学的肯定,并得到新西兰政府驻京第一产业代表处和贸易代表处的支持。作为合作的第一步,新方委派专人参加了3月10-11日我中心在海口举办的全国土壤墒情监测技术培训班,就土壤墒情自动测定技术和仪器做了介绍,并进行了田间演示,各地反应热烈。

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.

 

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3月18日,Streat仪器公司专家Jim Herbison先生应邀访问我中心,双方就该设备技术细节进行了深入交流,夯实了合作的基础。谢建华副主任会见了新方专家,鼓励双方务实合作,早日分享合作成果。

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)

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