On June 24 of 2019, the 10th edition of "Hebei Daily" published a special report on the strategic cooperation between Hebei Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences and Hengshui City. In the article, titled “Create the upgrading version of modern agriculture and let the fields of hope produce rich fruits of agricultural science and technology”, the overall achievements since the implementation of strategic cooperation on science and technology between HAAFS and Hengshui city had been illustrated. And the contributions of agricultural science and technology were demonstrated to the public.
The report highlighted the new model of science and technology cooperation between HAAFS and Hengshui City. This cooperation mainly focused on the demonstration and scale application of the new varieties, new technologies and new facilities that greatly promoted the development of local agricultural industry, improved quality of agricultural produce and increased farmers´income. The article emphasized that since the initiation of the cooperation, 17 strong competitive production areas of characteristic agricultural produce have been established with over 98% coverage of improved crop varieties and the contribution rate of agricultural science and technology reached to more than 57%. The cooperation has complied with the requirements of developing the “Technological Agriculture, Green Agriculture, Brand Agriculture, and Quality Agriculture” in Hebei province, effectively promoted the transformation of technological achievements into actual productivity, and provided solid scientific and technological support for the high-quality development of agriculture in Hengshui City.