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China Agricultural University


China Agricultural University (CAU) is a national key university, under the direct supervision of Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. Its history dates from 1905 when it was established as the Agricultural Section of the Imperial University of Peking. Over the past one hundred years, CAU has developed into a research university with agriculture, life sciences and agricultural engineering as its feature and strength. It has established academic relations with 178 universities and institutes in 35 countries and regions. On CAU campuses, there are many organizations related to international education, research and training. They carry out overseas programs by helping students enhance their qualities of global vision and innovation.



Wageningen UR


Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) focuses on the domain of healthy food and living environment and is ranked worldwide the number in its field. It includes two entities: Wageningen University and a special foundation with nine applied research institutes. Wageningen UR employs 6,500 and has offices abroad in China, Chile, Africa and the Middle East. This close combination of fundamental research and practical expertise is unique and attracts attention from all over the world. Wageningen UR teaches students from 100 countries and has projects running throughout the world, in close collaboration with renowned international food & agri companies. China is one of the focus countries.




Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.


Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., one of the world's five largest dairy companies, is fully owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A., a cooperative with a history of 140 years. With 19,244 member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium it is one of the world’s largest dairy cooperatives.

Together with the Cooperative's member dairy farmers, FrieslandCampina controls the entire milk production chain from milk to end product – from grass to glass. This guarantees the safety, quality and sustainability of the products: from animal feed, animal health, milking, milk transport and processing of the milk, to distribution of the products to our customers and consumers. Our grass to glass quality and safety system was built over time in close collaboration with the government and the academic world.









CRV is one of the leading herd improvement companies in the world. It is a global leader in the use of genomic selection in breeding programmes. CRV is constantly conducting research into options for improving the genetic quality of semen and embryos. It develops innovative products and solutions to support farmers all over the world. Customer needs and customer benefits determine our activities and we want to add value for everyone who uses our products and services. This means that CRV wants to deliver solutions that support farms in their herd management.








Founded as a Dutch co-operative in the 1890s by farmers, Rabobank Group is today a global leader in financial services, recognized for its Food & Agri (F&A) focus, sound capital structure and sustainable business practices. Rabobank considers food and agriculture as its core business, and has an unrivalled global expertise and unique insights in the above fields. In terms of Tier I capital, Rabobank Group ranks among the world's 30 largest financial institutions




Beijing SinoFarm Livestock Technology Co., Ltd



Beijing SinoFarm Livestock Technology Co., Ltd. is a farm set up by a wholly owned subsidiary of Beijing SinoFarm Breeding Herd Co., Ltd. The total investment of this farm is 190 million RMB; the design of the barn can hold 4,200 dairy cattle. It is international standard and very advanced in dairy husbandry. It contains research, production, and a well-developed example training platform. In 2014, the corporation have set up a solid cooperation with the SDDDC and become the first Dutch Dairy Expertise Centre of the SDDDC in China.