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CATAS Deepening Scientific and Technological Cooperation with Micronesia

Author:No From:Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences Date:2017-12-22 Hits:
On March 25th, Micronesian President Peter Christiansen (Peter M. Christian) met with CATAS experts in BOAO, and had in-depth exchanged the coconut industrial upgrading, and hoped CATAS experts aid to solve the problems in the coconut industry in Micronesia. China ambassador to Micronesia Li Jie, Micronesia ambassador to China Carle and vice president of CATAS, Li Kaimian, coconut research institute director Wang Fuyou attended the meeting.

     President Christiansen introduced the development of coconut industry in Micronesia. He said that Micronesia was facing problems of coconut diseases and insect pests, low coconut yield and low product development. He hoped to establish the cooperation mechanism with CATAS, and to send experts to Micronesia for in-depth research, to provide technical support in seed and seedlings, coconut cultivation techniques, cultivation management and so on; the two is to help the country improve the training of farmers planting coconut, coconut cultivation and pest control level.
     Kaimian introduced the scientific and technological achievements of CATAS in tropical fruit and cassava, and expressed the support to the development of agricultural economy in Micronesia. In order to put forward a more targeted solution to the development of the coconut industry in the country, CATAS will also set up an expert working group as soon as possible to carry out a field visit to the country.
     Director Wang Fuyou introduced the coconut resources, cultivation management, pest control, product processing technology, especially the new varieties of coconut in China, coconut leaf beetle control technology has been introduced to the UAE and Saudi Arabia, effectively solve the problem of local pest control.
    The two sides have reached a consensus on cooperation. That is to establish a long-term cooperation mechanism. Coconut Research Institute of CATAS will provide technical support on the healthy development of future coconut and areca industries.

    World Tropical Zone