A group of 4 people headed by Chu Fuxiang, vice president of CAF were invited to visit Egypt and attended COP 14 of the Convention on Biological Diversity as well as its side event on bio-diversity technology in arid region.
After the meeting, the delegation took the visit to Egyptian Desert Center and its ecological experimental station for academic exchanges and field trip, and discussed on the collaboration on combating desertification. Consensus was reached by both sides on next-step program cooperation.
As an affiliated institution the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Egyptian Desert Center (EDC) is a national-level research institute on desertification combating that was founded in 1950. IDS of CFA have close collaboration with EDC for a long period, jointly applying for and implementing international cooperation projects.（News Coverage by Gu Yali, Photo by Wang Dongfang）