Chinese Hybrid Rice Experts Train Pakistani Agriculture Scientists

A group of Chinese agriculture experts, comprising 12 hybrid rice scientists, arrived here Tuesday [12 September 2017] to train local scientist and farmers on hybrid rice cultivation technologies to improve per acre crop productivity. The Chinese scientists are scheduled to train 30 Pakistani agriculture scientists, selected from all the four provinces…Full Article: The News International

Double Cropping Hybrid Rice Demo Plot in Xingning, Guangdong Province, Reportedly Tops 1.5 MTs per Mu

Yuan Longping, known as the father of hybrid Chinese rice, has set a new world record by achieving an annual yield of 1,537.78 kilograms of rice per mu (0.067 hectare) [~23 MTs per ha] in pilot field in Xingning, South China’s Guangdong Province, the local authorities announced on Saturday [19 November 2016]…Full Article: The Global

Chinese Financed Training Program on Hybrid Rice and Foxtail Millet Carried Out in Eastern Uganda

About 21 km north of the Ugandan capital Kampala, in the quiet environs of Makerere University Agricultural Research institute, a Chinese instructor demonstrates how to use Chinese farming technology to boost production. His students, agricultural technicians drawn from different parts of the east African country, carefully listen and watch every move with a keen eye…Full

China’s National Rice Research Institute to Establish a Hybrid Rice JV with an Indonesian Company

China’s National Rice Research Institute is looking to tap into seed markets in Southeast Asia, Africa and South America as it promotes its hybrid rice varieties over the next five years. Cheng Shihua, director general of the institute, said it will promote its hybrid rice seeds in emerging markets. “We have conducted a number of

Yuan Longping, “The Father of Hybrid Rice”, is Removed as Director of Hunan’s Hybrid Rice Research Center

Yuan Longping, director of Hunan Hybrid Rice Research Center, has been removed from office, sources with the center in Changsha, capital of central China’s Hunan Province, confirmed on Tuesday [27 October 2015]. Yuan, 85, known in China as “the father of hybrid rice,” will continue his research following removal from the administrative position. Yuan, also