On September 6, 2019, Vice-president Sun Shigang of HAAFS and Director Wang Guoyin of Research Commercialization Division visited the special demonstration base of mulberry industry. This demonstration base is located in Yingzi Township of Botou City and supported by the Institute of Agricultural Information and Economics, HAAFS. There are 25 thousand mu of mulberry orchard within the demonstration area and more than 5000 people are involved in mulberry-related industry.
Sun Shigang and his delegation had discussions with the leaders of the People’s Government of Yingzi Township. The Party Secretory Feng Wentao of Yingzi Township, Deputy Town Chief Li Zhenfu and Director Li Chunyu of the Mulberry Production Office attended the discussions. Feng Wentao briefed the mulberry industry development and put forward the existing problems in orchard developing, products drying, storage and processing. Sun Shigang spoke highly of the mulberry industry development, and provided suggestions and guidance in orchard standardization, integrated development of the three industries and brand building. Wang Guoyin pointed out that the demonstration base should make full use of the technical advantages of HAAFS and wish its research achievements accelerating the development of local mulberry production. After the discussion, the delegation toured the 10-thousand-mu mulberry orchard, the ancient mulberry orchard, the Guannong Household Farm, and the Sanchang Mulberry Production Base.
The Party Secretory Huang Tiezhua of the Institute of Agricultural Information and Economics and the responsible person of the demonstration base accompanied the activities.