Hunan Hybrid Rice Research Center is the “sacred place” for Chinese hybrid rice research.
Several star varieties and breeding materials for hybrid rice were born here, reaching the highest level in the world of super hybrid rice research. Hybrid rice technology with completely independent intellectual property rights has made great contributions to food security in China and the world.
It is reported that hybrid rice has a planting area of 7 million hectares worldwide, and India has the largest planting area of more than 2 million hectares.
At the end of June this year, the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo was held in Changsha, Hunan Province. Yuan Longping, the father of hybrid rice, said: “I am very happy to help other developing countries develop hybrid rice to solve the problem of food shortage.”