Academician Ynan Longping was Awarded "the Nobel Prize of Asia


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<正> Academician Yuan Longping, father of hybrid rice, was lately awarded the Magsaysay Prize named af-ter the third Philippine president Ramon F. Magsaysay. The Prize was founded in 1957 which has beenknown as "the Nobel Prize of Asia". Prof Yuan received the honor for his great contributions to hybrid riceresearch and Asian food security. Hybrid rice yielded about 0. 4 billion ton in the past twenty years in Chi-na, and has been introduced into 20 countries in Asia, the and America and successfully popularized in


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