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2019 (Changsha) International Rice Development Forum (June 26-29)

Updated: 2019-06-19

A press conference for the 2019 (Changsha) International Rice Development Forum - China-Africa Rice Development Seminar is held in Changsha on June 17. (Photo/Ou Zhiwei, Voc.com.cn)

In order to leverage Hunan’s existing advantages in hybrid rice and make Changsha an international capital of hybrid rice, the 2019 (Changsha) International Rice Development Forum - China-Africa Rice Development Seminar (hereafter referred to as “the forum”)  will be held in Changsha from June 26 to 29. More than 500 rice experts from home and abroad will gather in Changsha to discuss rice development.

The forum is co-hosted by the Department of Commerce of Hunan, the Changsha Municipal People’s Government, and the Hunan Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

With the theme of “Rice Academic Research and Hybrid Rice Technology Promotion and Application in Africa”, the forum will:
-Focus on implementing agriculture-related measures within China-Africa “Eight Major Initiatives”;
-Discuss China-Africa agricultural cooperation, especially food production cooperation model;
-Share different countries’ experience in agriculture, especially in rice development; and,
-Release and discuss the latest achievements of hybrid rice promotion and cultivation in Africa.

As the highlight of the forum, many academicians including Yuan Longping, Xie Hua’an, Wan Jianmin, Luo Xiwen, and well-known rice experts at home and abroad will give 10 presentations on key issues such as rice culture innovation and development.

On the morning of June 28, experts and scholars will also conduct sub-forum academic exchanges on five themes: namely, rice industry revitalization and international cooperation; high yield and high efficiency of rice; breeding and cultivation of high-quality rice varieties; rice culture innovation and development; and, exchange among young scholars.

During the forum, over 10 academicians and rice experts will attend the upcoming First China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo and visit rice bases.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: hunan.voc.com.cn