Guangdong is one of the southern provinces of China, with a population of 100 million people. Compared to the other CORIGAP countries, its population is next to Indonesia.
Guangdong’s total rice area is 2 million hectares, which produces 40% of the province’s rice needs. More than 90% of the food produced in the province is from rice, but the average rice yields is among the lowest in the country, which is about 15% lower than the national average.
Four CORIGAP sites were selected in Guangdong Province: Yangxi, Gaoyao, Renhua, and Meizhou counties.
Key scientists and players
Key scientists: Xuhua Zhong (crop physiologist) and Ruben Lampayan (water management scientist)
• Nongrong Huang, agronomist
• Jun Feng Pan, crop physiology, water management
• Kar Tian, nutrient management
• Kaiming Liang, extension
• Yanzhua Liu,
• Kar Tian
Agricultural Bureaus of Gaoyao and Renhua counties; Extension office Lianjiang and Jiangmen Counties; Beijing Institute of Technology