After the success of the 2010 Shanghai Expo, not surprisingly the second largest pavilion expected at the 2015 Milan Expo, will be that of China covering approximately 4,500 square metres. With farming and food as the main themes, the organizers recently announced that a Super rice hybrid is going to be the central exhibit of the pavilion.
“Super rice” was elaborated by the Chinese scientist, Yuan Longping, and is one of the most productive hybrids in the world today. The output capacity is 800 kilograms per hectare of farm land, almost twice that of standard productions.
China was the first country to confirm their participation in 2015 World Expo, the second largest pavilion at the Milan Expo will also explore the world of tea and a series of other typical traditional foods from China. The organizers for the Chinese Pavillion are following the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, focusing their attention on innovation in farming and a high standard of production quality. The theme is a challenge for China, but also an opportunity share knowledge and heritage with the estimated 30 million visitors at the Milan event in 2015.
This hybrid rice has contributed to feeding people in China, South East Asia and Africa.