On 28 Mar, Ms. Emma Hatcher, director for international forestry policy, and Mr. Jesse Mahoney, senior policy officer, from Sustainable Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Division of Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources visited CAF and talked with experts from CAF.
The two sides briefly introduced their forestry development and research progress. Mr. Yin Yafang, research fellow and director of timber structure and utilization, Research Institute of Wood Industry, introduced the latest progress in the new technologies of timber identification, and the Institute’s involvement in Global Timber Tracking Network (GTTN). Mr. Zhou Yongdong, research fellow and director of timber physics and drying reported on international cooperation between the Institute and the Australian side. The meeting proposed suggestions for further cooperation on research in timber identification.
After the meeting, the Australian experts visited the CAF Wood Collection and State Key Laboratory of Tree Genetics and Breeding.
Mr. Yu Yue, deputy director for bilateral affairs, Department of International Cooperation, SFA, Ms. Chen Yujie, deputy director for international cooperation and Mr. Chen Yong, director for forest products market and trade research, Research Institute of Forestry Policy and Information, CAF attended the meeting. (Duan Xinfang and Xiong Manzhen, Research Institute of Wood Industry)