Yuan Longping is known as China's “father of hybrid rice”。 It's said that in China, we eat depending on “Two Ping” ---- Deng Xiaoping, who made the policy of System of Production Responsibility, & Yuan Longping, who invented hybrid rice. Yuan Longping, who was born in September, 1930, graduated from Agriculture Department in Southwest Agricultural Institute. He has been working on agriculture education & the research into hybrid rice since he left the institute. In the 1960s, when China was suffering serious famine, he came up with the idea of hybrid rice, which has a high yield. Ten years later, he succeeded in inventing a new species that produced a 20 percent higher yield than common types of rice. Yuan devoted himself to the research into agriculture, & was honored by UNESCO & FAO. Although he is 70 years old, he is still working on the research into agriculture.
Book4 M4 composition（李晓婉） Yuanlongping is a great scientist who is devoted to agriculture. Let me introduce him. From an early age he was hard-working and was curious about everything, that is why he was given the nick name, “the student who asks questions.”。He studied agriculture in collage and began experiments in crop breeding. He thought that only by crossing different species of rice plant can we solve the food problem.
Step by step, Yuan became the leading figure of the rice-growing world. In 1970 he made a breakthrough which is supported by government. Yuan made a contribution in agriculture, not only to China, but to the whole world. As far as I am concerned, he is more than a scientist. He is a hero.