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Brief Introduction to the Institute of Subtropical Agriculture
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¡¡¡¡The Institute of Subtropical Agriculture (ISA) of the Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FAAS) was established in 2016 after the renamed of the Sugarcane Research Institute (former named the Institute of Sugarcane and Bast Fiber Crops, dated to 1958). It is a comprehensive research institute focusing on the breeding, cultivation, processing and industrialization of subtropical crops (including fruit, special vegetable, special flower, aromatic plant, medicinal plant, sugarcane, jute and kenaf).

By the end of March 2018, ISA has 47 staff members, including 6 research fellows and 8 associate research fellows. Among the researchers, 5 of them have doctor's degree and 17  with master's degree. Additionally, there are 2 winners of the Talent Project of Fujian Province, 2 stationmasters of National Industrial System Experimental Station.

At present, with the demands of national strategic and construction, the institute has undertaken many research projects, such as National Construction Projects of Fujian-Taiwan Germplasm Resources Garden of Special Crop, Sugarcane Experimental Station of National Industrial System, Jute and Kenaf Experimental Station of National Industrial System, Public Service Platform of Indigenous Vegetable Industry Technology of Fujian Province, Indigenous Vegetable Engineering Laboratory of FAAS, etc.

ISA covers 6.67 hectares experimental plots, 3000 square meters intelligent greenhouse, as well as 7 research departments as follows: Laboratory of Sugarcane, Laboratory of special vegetable (Jute and Kenaf), Laboratory of Horticultural Crops, Laboratory of Landscape Flower, Laboratory of Aromatic Plant, Laboratory of Biological Processing, Laboratory of Biological Resources.

Since the ¡°13th five-year plan¡±, the ISA has been focusing on the technical problem tackling and technology achievements transforming in the research fields of wild and special vegetable, herb and spices, Narcissus, banana, Dendrobium officinale Kimura et Migo, Anoectochilus roxburghii and natural product processing.

The institute owns 2 registered trademarks (named ¡°Nongkeyuan¡± and ¡°Mintai Vanilla¡±), and meanwhile, 52 awards of provincial and ministerial of scientific or technology, 23 authorized patents, 40 new plant varieties contained sugarcane, jute, kenaf, bitter gourd, okra etc.. Among the breeding improved varieties, MinTang 70-611, MinXuan 703, MinTang 86-05 were obtained and successively become major cultivated varieties in Fujian. With these achievements, ISA had created more than 2 billion Yuan of social and economic benefits.

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