By using the free trade port policy of Hainan and the advantages of Sanya in agricultural breeding, the international breeding center will integrate breeding research resources, create a new breeding system, and promote scientific research innovation, to contribute to the sustainable development of the economy, society, and ecology, according to the CAAS. A key laboratory for gene editing, innovation and utilization was also launched Thursday at the science and technology park. The lab will gather the gene editing advantages of the CAAS, develop a gene editing system, cultivate new crop varieties, and build a new industrial chain. It will also improve the original innovation ability of the biological seed industry and support the national seed industry and food security.
The CAAS, the International Rice Research Institute, and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center will cooperate within this center.