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2020 China (Changsha) International Forum on Rice Development (Oct. 15-18)

Updated: 2020-10-12

The 2020 China (Changsha) International Forum on Rice Development will be held at the Changsha International Convention and Exhibition Center from October 15 to 18. More than 800 experts, scholars, and well-known enterprise representatives, including Qian Qian, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, will share views on rice development and facilitate agriculture development in an efficient and orderly manner.  

Academician Yuan Longping, father of hybrid rice, will be the forum chairman. Themed “Strengthening Exchange and Cooperation to Ensure Food Security”, the forum has been held for two consecutive years. 

Qi Shaowu, director of the Hunan Hybrid Rice Research Center, said that the forum has invited top experts in the field of rice cultivation to make reports, and will establish five sub-forums to share opinions on high-yield, high-efficiency, and ecological planting of rice; win-win development of the seed industry and the rice industry; agricultural industrialization and food security; rice protection; hybrid rice outstanding youth.

Qu Dongyu, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 60 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, and well-known rice cultivation experts will give academic lectures. The scientific research and new achievements of China's rice industry will be showcased through demonstration fields, expert forums, rice tasting, popular science experience, and media promotion. This helps promote the integrated development of the whole industrial chain of rice cultivation.

The forum is hosted by the Changsha Municipal People’s Government, Hunan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hunan Agricultural University, National Hybrid Rice R&D Center, Board of Directors of International Forum on Rice Development, Hunan Yuan Longping Agricultural Science and Technology Award Foundation, the Crop Science Society of Hunan, and Hunan Province’s Association of Agricultural Science Societies. 

Translator: Xiao Juan

Chinese source: hn.chinanews.com