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Friday, July 12, 2013

Nigeria to explore Chinese rice varieties

Dr. Adesina in a handshake with Prof. Long Pin
The Federal Government may have concluded plans to explore Chinese rice varieties, according to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina.

He disclosed this during a meeting with Chinese rice scientist, Professor Yuan Long Pin on Thursday in the city of Beijing as part of President Goodluck Jonathan’s delegation to the Asian nation.

NaijaAgroNet notes that Prof. Long Pin is reputed for successfully breeding rice that has improved production to 7.5 metric tons per hectare.

This achievement, NaijaAgroNet also gathered helped China on the path of food security through his expertise.

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