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



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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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: