During the 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) period, IEDA has led seven key research and development projects (including three international cooperation projects), five major special projects on water pollution, and 96 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) projects, with a 49% growth in competitive research funds compared with the last five years. It has, as the primary implementing agency, won the Second Prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award three times, and the First Prize five times and the Second Prize four times at the provincial level, owning to significant breakthroughs in key technologies and system integration for LED intelligent plant factories featuring high light efficiency and low energy consumption, research & development and application of monitoring and accounting methods for livestock and poultry manure pollution and key technologies for emission reduction and efficiency improvement, and drought-resistant and water-adaptive planting technologies and their application in northern drylands. IEDA has, as the first author or corresponding author, published nine quality papers in journals with impact factor greater than 10, 44 papers in the top five journals in Journal Citation Reports (JCR), 73 papers with impact factor above 5, and 538 papers in Science Citation Index (SCI)/Engineering Index (EI) journals, an increase of 155% over the last five years. It has obtained 183 patents, including four international patents, 88 international invention patents, and 91 utility model patents, with the number of invention patents doubled over the past five years. IEDA has formulated three national standards, 17 industry standards, and 28 local standards; published 111 books, including 72 books as the first author; obtained 125 software copyrights; and submitted 38 special reports or policy proposals to international institutions and national ministries. IEDA's research findings have given strong support in science and technology for addressing climate change, agricultural carbon reduction and sequestration, agro-meteorological disaster prevention and mitigation, high-quality development of dryland farmland, improvement of low-yielding fields, and environmental control and energy conservation in protected agriculture, as well as the dual reduction of total emissions and emission intensity in livestock and poultry production, and the control of "white pollution" in farmland caused by mulching film.