Popularizing science helps rural revitalization-China's first Science and Technology Backyard (STB) in the pomelo production has been unveiled in Pinghe County
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June 14, 2019, China Rural Special Technique Association (CRSTA) Pinghe Guanxi Pomelo STB held the unveiling ceremony in Pinghe County, Zhangzhou, Fujian province. This is one of the first five STB established by CRSTA in Fujian province, and also the first STB in the pomelo production in China.

Mr. Bingsheng Ke, Chairman of CRSTA and previous former President of China Agricultural University and provincial leaders jointly for the STB unveiling.


Pic. 1: CRSTA awarded "Pinghe Guanxi STB" Board.

Pic. 2: "Pinghe Guanxi STB" unveiling moment

Chairman Bingsheng Ke introduced that the STB is a very successful talent training mode, which takes scientific and technological innovation, technical service and talent training as its own responsibility. This model has been fully recognized by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Agriculture. He hoped the experts, technical staff and graduate students will keep the mission in mind, which is to find outresearch and solve the problems of industry through the STB. The STB will make an integration efforts actively, promote sustainable development of the pomelo production and boost rural revitalization.


After the ceremony, the leaders and experts visited students ‘dormitory, canteen, laboratory and asked their work and life in Pinghe County by detail. They also visited the experimental demonstration base.

Moreover, Ms. Yuexiao Chen, deputy secretary of the party committee of the college of resources and environment of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), and Prof. Chunjian Li, executive deputy director of International Magnesium Institute (IMI), went to the STB site visiting. Pinghe STB representatives Jinchang Yang and Weiqiang Zhang made a presentation and were highly appreciated by participants. After the visit, Prof. Chunjian Li returned to the STB and discuss the progress of the experiment with the students.


Pic. 3: Leaders visit and direct the work in Pinghe Guanxi STB

Pinghe Guanxi Pomelo STB is composed by 11 plant nutrition specialist from IMI, two fruit tree experts from Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences and 11 postgraduate students from IMI FAFU.


Pic. 4: IMI Group Photo

Science and Technology Backyard (STB) was first established in 2009 in Quzhou, Hebei province by Prof. Fusuo Zhang, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, President of the National Institute of Agricultural Green Development of China Agricultural University. In November 2018, CRSTA was formed a STB alliance in Nanning, Guangxi province, to develop and promote the county advantage industry, the construction of modern agricultural model, further solve the disconnection between science and technology personnel and farmers, the gap between scientific research and production requirements, personnel training and social needs disjointed problem, boost rural revitalization and green development.