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Yuan Longping

Chinese agronomist

Died when: 90 years 257 days (1088 months)
Star Sign: Virgo


Yuan Longping

Yuan Longping (Chinese: ???;September 7, 1930 – May 22, 2021) was a Chinese agronomist and member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering known for developing the first hybrid rice varieties in the 1970s, part of the Green Revolution in agriculture.

For his contributions, Yuan is known as the "Father of Hybrid Rice".Hybrid rice has since been grown in dozens of countries in Africa, America, and Asia—boosting food security and providing a robust food source in areas with a high risk of famine.

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