Father of hybrid rice of China Yuan Longping dies at 91
The agricultural scientist of China, Yuan Longping (also known as “father of hybrid rice”) has passed away at the age of 91. he played a role in breakthroughs in hybrid rice brought food security to China, and transformed agriculture worldwide.
- He made his contributions to agriculture.
- He discovered Nan-you No. 2 and due to this, China’s rice production from 5.69 billion tonnes in 1950 to 19.47 billion tonnes in 2000.