Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
Scientific personnel involved with the measure.
Prof. Xingming Fan, is specialist on maize genetics and breeding, professor of Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences (YAAS), and serve as director general of Institute of Food Crops (IFC). Prof. Fan has engaged in maize genetics and breeding more than twenty years since 1988. He developed a succession of totally 22 new hybrids with improved yield potential, good quality, disease resistance, and broad adaptation, among them Multicolored Sweet Maize, the first maize hybrid of Yunnan registered in state level; Yunrui 19, a state high-quality maize hybrid recommended by Ministry of Agriculture, Science and Technology of China; Yunrui 1, the first maize cultivar registered in across province; Yunrui 21, a high-oil hybrid; Yunrui 8, the most popular maize variety in Yunnan province, being the most outstanding ones. It is estimated that, on average, his hybrids occupied about 30% total arable land in Yunnan province of China since 2000. It is estimated roughly that 10 million ha of total grain increase and around 2 billion U.S. dollars of farmers’ income increase till 2008 is due to the extension of his hybrids. Furthermore, he carried out many applied basic researches such as maize transgenic and heterotic grouping studies and thus published 80 articles on international and domestic journals. Fan has a remarkable record as a scientist and research leader. For his outstanding achievements and contributions to maize research, he had received numerous honors such as Science & Technology Progress Award of He-Liang-He-Li Fund in 2008, National Excellent Researcher May 1st Labor Day medal in 2009, National Outstanding Agricultural Science and Technology Researcher in 2005, the 19th Advanced Researcher of Yunnan province in 2008, Technological Innovative Talent of Yunnan province and enjoys the benefit of government’s special allowance from the State Council in 2005. As an excellent Returned Overseas Chinese Scholar, he has been invited to participate in the activities of the National Day ceremony for 60 anniversary celebration by the CPC Central Committee and State Council, and met with the cordial by Chinese top leaders General Secretary Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao, etc. He was selected as a technical innovation talent of Yunnan Province in 2005. He has received 13 ministerial and provincial academic rewards including the first class prizes of technological innovation award in Yunnan province, 2007and 2009, the second prize of national agriculture, animal husbandry and fishery Good Harvesting award, 2005.
• Prof. Fan Xingming (Breeding, Biometrics). Director General Institute of Food Crops, Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, LongTou Street, 650205, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.