we warmly welcome you come to changsha city to attend the china-africa cooperation meeting (seminar on china-africa agricultural cooperation and development).
i am yuan longping, a hybrid rice breeder. as you know, the yield of hybrid rice is much higher than the yield of conventional rice.
currently, the area under hybrid rice in china is 17 million hectares, and the average yield is about 8 metric tons per hectare.
now, we focus our efforts on developing super hybrid rice. the year target is 18 metric tons per hectare at demonstration locations with seven hectares each.
it's my great pleasure to help other developing countries to develop hybrid rice to overcome their food-shortage problems. and i am confident that through our joint efforts, the purpose will be realized in the near future.