Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

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Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
West gate of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (20201022171301).jpg
Research institution overview
FormedMarch 1, 1957 (1957-03-01)
JurisdictionMinistry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
HeadquartersBeijing, China
39°58′02″N 116°20′04″E / 39.967313°N 116.334506°E / 39.967313; 116.334506Coordinates: 39°58′02″N 116°20′04″E / 39.967313°N 116.334506°E / 39.967313; 116.334506
President responsible
  • Tang Huajun
Websitewww.caas.cn
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese中國農業科學院
Simplified Chinese中国农业科学院

The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (short CAAS, Chinese: 中国农业科学院) is the Chinese national, agricultural scientific research organization.

It was established in 1957 in Beijing and oversees 42 institutes. Thirty-two are direct affiliates, eight institutes are co-hosted together with local governments or universities. It has more than 5,000 professional employees.[1]

The Academy building contains offices of several Chinese policy institutions such as the China Association for the Promotion of International Agricultural Cooperation (CAPIAC, 中国农业国际合作促进会) established in 1998.[2][3] One of CAPIAC's branches is the International Cooperation Committee for Animal Welfare (ICCAW), established in 2011.[4] In 2017, ICCAW hosted a farm animal welfare conference together with UN Food and Agriculture Organization, RSPCA, Compassion in World Farming, the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the U.S. National Pork Board.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "At a glance". Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  2. ^ "About China Association for the Promotion of International Agricultural Cooperation". www.capiac.org.cn. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  3. ^ 中华人民共和国民政部. sgs.mca.gov.cn. Ministry of Civil Affairs. Archived from the original on 2020-10-23. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  4. ^ 中国农业国际合作促进会动物福利国际合作委员会-NGO名录-公益组织名录-NGO中心-中国发展简报网站. www.chinadevelopmentbrief.org.cn. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  5. ^ "Strong commitment towards higher animal welfare in China". www.fao.org. Retrieved 2020-10-20.