The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province
column:Academic Department Release time:2021-09-22

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图1)

From 7th May 2021 to 8th May 2021, The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-Forest Ecological Planting Industry cum The Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Yichun,Jiangxi Province. The meetings were jointly hosted by China Forestry Society and Tonggu County People's Governmentco-undertaken by the National Innovation Alliance for Understory Ecological Planting Industry, National Innovation Alliance of Polygonatum Industry, Jiangxi Forestry Society, Under-forest Economic Branch of China Forestry Society and Under-forest Economic Industry Branch of China Forestry Industry Federation. 

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图2)

Huang Faqiang, Deputy Director of the Science and Technology Department of National Forestry and Grassland Administration, Chen Xingliang, Vice President and Secretary General of the Chinese Forestry Society, Luo Qin, first-class inspector of Jiangxi Forestry Bureau, Wu Hong, first-class inspector of Zhejiang Forestry Bureau, Lan Yaqing, Vice Mayor of Yichun Municipal People's Government, Yan Bangyou, Deputy Director of Jiangxi Provincial Department of Science and Technology, Wei Yunhua, President of Jiangxi Forestry Society, Yang Jiefang, President of Jiangxi Academy of Forestry Sciences, Si Jinping, Chairman of the National Innovation Alliance of Polygonatum Industry, Jiang Weibin, Secretary of Tonggu County Party Committee, Li Yongjun, Head of Tonggu County, and other leaders and distinguished guests attended the opening ceremony.More than 500 people had attended the meetings including scientific and technological workers from the Science and Technology Department of National Forestry and Grassland Administration, relevant colleges and universities, scientific research institutes, forestry and grassland authorities and forestry production and operation units from all over the country, representatives of relevant enterprises and staffs of various organizations in Tonggu County.

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图3)

The opening ceremony was hosted by Chen Xingliang, Vice President and Secretary General of China Forestry Society. He had pointed out that polygonatum has the biological characteristics of shade tolerance, humidity preference, strong adaptability, etc. It is a traditional type of food and drug ingedient which incorporates the dual purposes of medicine and food. Being an important part of under-forest economy, ecological polygonatum planting industry increases farmers' income for prosperity, and is a sunrise industry with great development potential.The National Innovation Alliance of Under-Forest Ecological Planting Industry aims to build a comprehensive platform for  Industry-Academia-Research cooperation that effectively links the government, scientific research institutions, universities, enterprises and the majority of growers. The newly founded alliance should adhere to the correct political direction, carry out their activities by surrounding the alliances purpose; the alliance shall unite the general alliance members to give them a full play of their wisdom and intelligence to contribute to the development of the allianceit also should actively commence its work to tackle the existing weakness.

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图4)

During the speech of Huang Faqiang, who is the Deputy Director of the Science and Technology Department of National Forestry and Grassland Administration, it was mentioned that National Forestry and Grassland Administration had launched relevant policies with regard to supporting the development of under-forest economy in recent years and the administration had achieved remarkable results by guiding and pushing the development of under-forest economy. Under-forest ecological plantation is an important component of under-forest economy, which has shown a good development momentum of diversified development modes, a gradually rising scale, the continuous increase of value of output, sterotyped business diversification in recent years. At present, ecological under-forest plantation industry has implemented multi-facet innovation around the market such as product, technological and market innovations, realized the many-sided transformation from quantity to quality, product to brand, and domestic to international. He hoped that after the establishment of the alliance, the key area to work on for the alliance shall be clarified, the operating and working mechanism of the alliance clearly defined, and last but not least, the function and role of the alliance well played.

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图5)

Luo Qin, first-class inspector of Jiangxi Forestry Bureau commented in her address that Jiangxi is the key collective forest areas of South China. It currently has the existing forest land of 162 million mu, accounting for 64.2% of the national land areaThe forest coverage rate reaches 63.1%, ranking second in our countrythe National Forest Cityhas taken the lead to realize the full greenery coverage in the districts and city. Therefore, Jiangxi is called one of the Greenest provinces in China. In recent years, the provincial forestry bureau has taken the development of forestry industry as the important way to expand Two Mountains tranformational channel, promote forest farmers to eradicate poverty and become rich, help the rural revitalization. The bureau has heavily developed six major forestry industries, which namely are oil and tea, bamboo, flavors and fragrances, flower seedlings, forest crude drugs and forest tourism. The bureau has continued to advocate Jiangxi ecological brands by organizing the activities such as Poyang Lake International Bird Appreciation Week, Jiangxi Forest Tourism Festival, and The first Jiangxi Forestry Industry Expo, etc. 

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图6)

Lan Yaqing, Vice Mayor of Yichun People's Government, delivered a welcome speech. She stressed that polygonatum produced in Tonggu boasted for its long history. There are historical records about polygonatum in the Tonggu County annals of the fourth year of Daoguang of Qing Dynasty. Polygonatum produced in Tonggu is a premium quality product, which is rich in polysaccharides, selenium and saponins, and has been awarded the title of Top 10 Leading Landmark Brands of Green Agriculture in China. On 18th December last year, Tonggu even had acquired the gold lettered signboard of "Hometown of Chinese Polygonatum". At the current moment, the plantation area of polygonatum across the whole Tonggu County has totalled up to 42,000 mu, 6,000 mu of which belongs to high standard plantation. The plan has been made that during the period of “14th Five Year Plan20000 mu of high standard planting area shall be yearly added, and the total area will exceed 100000 mu. It can be said that the development of Tonggu polygonatum industry has set out for a very bright prospect.

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图7)

Li Yongjun, who is Deputy Secretary of Tonggu County Party Committee and Head of Tonggu County, made an investment promotion for polygonatum industry. He introduced the development status-quo and investment policy of Tonggus polygonatum industry in terms of four aspects including the optimal ecological environment, strong industrial foundation,“superior investment environment,“Propriotary brand advantage. He pointed out that the development of Tonggus polygonatum industry had come to the time, gained the geographical advantage and gathered adequate human forces, which implied that the industry had entered a gold period for grand development and leap. In the following years, Tonggu County planns to add 60,000 mu high-standard bases within 3 years, strives to build a whole industry chain with in-depth development of polygonatum origin processing, crude drug trade and great health preservation.

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图8)

At the meeting, Huang Faqiang, Deputy Director of the Science and Technology Department of National Forestry and Grassland Administration, awarded the brand to the National Innovation Alliance of Under-forest Ecological Planting Industry

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图9)

Distinguished guests on the rostrum awarded the brand of New Director Unit of the National Innovation Alliance of Polygonatum Industry

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图10)

Researcher Chen Xinliang gave a invited report on the conference

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图11)

Professor Si Jinping was specially invited to make a report on the conference

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图12)

Professor Zhao Ming made a report on the conference

After the opening ceremony, researcher Chen Xingliang, who is also the Vice Chairman and Secretary General of China Forestry Society, Professor Si Jinping, the Chairman of the National Innovation Alliance of Polygonatum industry, and Professor Zhao Ming of Yunnan Agricultural University respectively made thematic reports on Research Overview and Practical Development of Underforest Economy, Polygonatum -- A High-Quality Coarse Grain with Great Potential and without Occupying Fertile Farmland, and Research on Cultivation and Intensive Processing of Polygonatum in Yunnan.

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图13)

On the founding conference of the National Innovation Alliance for ecological under-forest planting industry, Zeng Xiangwei, who is the Dean of Academic Department of China Forestry Society, reported the Alliance preparation situations. The conference voted and passed the Charter for the National Innovation Alliance for ecological under-forest planting industry and selected the First Council of the National Innovation Alliance. Li Wenhua and Jiang Jianchun, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, were elected as consultants, Chen Xingliang as the chairman, Wang Weiquan and other 12 comrades as vice chairmen, Zeng Xiangwei as the secretary general, Li Li and other 6 comrades as deputy secretaries general, You Wenzhong and other 31 comrades as executive directors, and Wang Jie and other 41 comrades as directors.

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图14)

Group photo of the conference for the founding of the National Innovation Alliance for ecological under-forest planting industry

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图15)

The First Council of the National Innovation Alliance for ecological under-forest planting industry

The representatives of the First Council of Innovation Alliance made introductory speeches and exchanged ideas heatedly. They discussed the matters of the alliance covering major tasks, organizational construction, key work and work schedule for next phase, etc. 

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图16)

Before the meeting, the representatives participated in the Polygonatum Products Selection Competition to understand on site the different categories of polygonatum products manufactured by enterprises all over the country. 

The Inaugural Meeting of the National Innovation Alliance for Under-forestEcological Planting Industry cumThe Second China Polygonatum Industry Development Seminar were held in Tonggu, Jiangxi Province(图17)

After the meeting, the representatives visited the polygonatum planting base set up by Seattle Company. They investigate various planting modes of polygonatum on site.

The meeting has obtained the full supports from Tonggu County Party Committee and People's Government of Tonggu County. The experts from polygonatum industry and other under-forest economic fields as well as relevant media gathered in Tonggu, to explore jointly the land of polygonatum, carry out academic exchange and discussion on the development of polygonatum industry, carry forward the polygonatum culture, profoundly tapthe development potential of polygonatum, disgnose and provided consultancy for Tonggus polygonatum industry to push the development of polygonatum industry to a new level. 

(Scripted by Li Yan from Academic department)