Watch as Dr. Jauhar Ali presents at a special interest session on hybrid rice at the 2017 Asian Seed Congress held in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Yuan Longping (1930–2021)

Crop scientist whose high-yield hybrid rice fed billions. Chinese children recite a Tang dynasty poem that credits the farmer’s sweat and toil for the rice on their plates. They should also acknowledge crop scientist Yuan Longping, the ‘father of hybrid rice’, the...

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