【Public Announcement】In memory of the inaugural LUI Che Woo Prize – Sustainability Prize Laureate Professor Yuan Long-ping

    23 May 2021

    We at the LUI Che Woo Prize — Prize for World Civilisation are filled with profound sadness at the passing of Professor Yuan Long-ping, the “Father of Hybrid Rice”. We express our deepest condolences to his family in their time of mourning.

    Professor Yuan was an exemplary, selfless, and tireless contributor to the benefit of society. His passion to eradicate famine fuelled his lifelong research on hybrid-rice cultivation and production technology. Professor Yuan's scientific breakthroughs were internationally recognised and implemented worldwide as a solution to global food shortages.

    In recognition of his remarkable achievements in high-yield hybrid rice production and his continued contribution to enhancing the security of the world's food supply, Professor Yuan was awarded the LUI Che Woo Prize – Sustainability Prize in 2016. His dedication and perseverance truly deserve our heartfelt admiration.


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