- On April 6, 2017
In March, ASTA hired a representative in China to participate in meetings with Chinese partners when ASTA is not able to attend in person. Ms. Dan Fang is based in Beijing and is available as a resource for member companies visiting the country. During a recent visit to China, ASTA staff introduced Ms. Fang to partners at a number of key organizations, including the China National Seed Association, China National Seed Trade Association, Foreign Agriculture Service staff at the U.S. Embassy, and members of the CropLife China Seed Committee. Ms. Fang will focus her efforts on three priority areas: intellectual property rights, germplasm movement and phytosanitary issues, and plant breeding innovation.