With over 1.3 billion mouths to feed, agriculture is important in China. It’s also important at the University of Arkansas and administrators from the university met with their counterparts in China to look for collaboration opportunities. “We completed a survey of students and faculty in the Bumpers College to identify key areas where we need to expand our relationship and Asia was right there,” Leslie Edgar, director of international programs for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences said in an interview. In January [2015], Edgar, other top administrators from the state university in Fayetteville and Pengyin Chen, a professor of plant breeding and genetics, met with officials from China Agricultural University in Beijing, Northeast Agricultural University in Harbin and Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Yangling…Full Article: China Daily Mar 2015

Key Point

  • According to a Chinese professor of plant breeding and genetics, China has carried out quality biotechnology research on drought resistant crops.

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  • In 2014, drought affected crops in the Chinese provinces/regions of Sichuan, Guangxi, Fujian, Henan, Hubei, Shandong, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, and Jilin.

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