Science Literacy Promote Su...

I. Thematic Session:
Science Literacy Promote Sustainable Agricultural Development

II. The brief introduction of conference:
At the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), President Xi Jinping’s report pointed out that the issues relating to agriculture, rural areas, and rural people are fundamental to China as they directly concern our country’s stability and our people’s wellbeing. Addressing these issues should have a central place on the work agenda of the Communist Party. To keep the point of “pursuing a rural vitalization strategy” being delivered at the report of the 19th CPC National Congress, the theme of this forum is decided as Science Literacy Promote Sustainable Agricultural Development.  Several outstanding Chinese and foreign experts are invited as featured speakers, and they come from professional agricultural institutions, agriculture and science communication institutions and NGOs. During the multiple communication interaction, we will demonstrate the achievements of improving the agricultural science literacy of China, and the Chinese government can learn from the international experience in the policy of promoting the science literacy, which is very helpful to maintain the sustainable agricultural development.

III .Session Agenda
Time: 09:20-12:00, 18th September, 2018
Moderator: Wu Jinyu, Deputy Secretary General of China Association of Agricultural Science Societies
Schedule:
09:20-09:30  The moderator introduces the conference
09:30-11:20  Theme reports delivered by experts
09:30-09:50  Wu Kongming, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
09:50-10:10  John Mesko, Executive Director of Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service
10:10-10:30  Ke Bingsheng, Professor of China Agricultural University
10:30-10:40  Tea break
10:40-11:00  Hing Kam, Director of The Association of the German Farmers Associations
11:00-11:20  Zhu Qizhen, Professor of China Agricultural University
11:20-12:00  Roundtable Forum
12:00           Closing remarks

IV. Invited Guests:
Wu Kongming, the academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and vice president of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He chaired over 20 projects, such as the Science and Technology Ministry’s Scaling Program of Sciences, 973 Program, 863 Program and tackling key problems in science and technology. And he won 8 scientific and technological achievements awards from state and provincial level.
Ke Bingsheng, the professor and former president of China Agricultural University, and Rural economic experts. Ke Bingsheng proposed the regional differences in the development of China's township enterprises and the transfer of labor force from agriculture to non-agriculture. And he has participated in drafting of the No. 1 Document of Central Committee four times since 2004.
Zhu Qizhen, the professor of China Agricultural University, the director of China Agricultural University institute of peasant problem. He is engaged in research on agriculture, rural areas, and rural people for a long time. And he has a lot of achievements in Sociology of Agriculture, Rural Sociology, rural construction and rural culture, farmers' organization and education.
John Mesko, the executive director of Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service. He devotes himself to farmers’ education, resources and expert services for the development of organic and sustainable agriculture.
Hing Kam, Director of The Association of the German Farmers Associations.

V. Executive Organizer
China Association of Agricultural Science Societies

VI .Co-organizer
China Agricultural University