Introduction to CAASS
China Association of Agricultural Science Societies (CAASS) grew out of Chinese Agricultural Society which was founded in 1917. CAASS is an agricultural scientific association in China with the longest history, and the witness and agent of the development of Chinese modern agricultural science and technology.
CAASS is a national academic organization registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and works under the co-leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Affairs (MARA), and China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). And CAASS is composed of agricultural science & technology workers and relative units.
Currently, CAASS has 9 working committees, 34 specific societies, and also offers guidance to local societies in 31 provinces (municipalities, autonomous regions). The headquarters of CAASS is in Beijing, the main functions of CAASS are as follow: