From October 24 to 25, 2019, Ma Ping, President of Hebei Plant Protection Society, Professor and Director of Plant Protection Institute of HAAFS, led a delegation of 40 member representatives of Hebei Plant Protection Society, participating the 2019 Annual Academic Meeting of Chinese Plant Protection Society, which was held in Guiyang City of Guizhou Province.
The meeting, themed “Plant protection and poverty alleviation”, invited Wu Kongming, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Honorary President of Chinese Society of Plant Protection, Vice President of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Song Baoan, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Vice President of Chinese Society of Plant Protection, President of Guizhou University, Luo Xiwen, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and Professor of South China Agricultural University, and Zhu Youyong, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and Professor of Yunnan Agricultural University, to give plenary presentations. Their talks respectively focused on artificial intelligence and plant protection mechanization, study on monitoring, early warning and control technology of Spodoptera frugiperda, writing the papers on the vast land of China - a report on the S&T facilitated poverty alleviation by the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and current situation and prospect of pesticide green development. Some other scientists gave their presentations on different session themes.
On the invitation of the meeting, Prof. Ma Ping gave the presentation entitled “ supporting poverty alleviation through green plant protection” at the session of Plant Disease and Poverty Alleviation. He introduced the progress of targeted poverty alleviation made by Hebei Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, in combination with his own experience in Nanyao Village of Chongli District, Zhangjiakou City, as the First Secretary of the village. He shared his perception, that helping farmers to get rid of poverty, the first thing is to make yourself be one of them and to inspire their spirit of overcoming difficulties, then teach them the knowledge and skills and bring their wisdom out. His presentation is highly appreciated by the participants.
The representatives from Hebei realized that they benefited a lot from the presentations and expressed their determination to make practice in their future work to serve the farmers’ needs and to contribute to the agriculture development and rural revitalization.