Chinese Agricultural Scientist Awarded LUI Che Woo Prize

Professor Yuan Longping was one of three laureates to receive the LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilization 2016.

AsianScientist (Oct. 16, 2016) – The LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilization 2016 has held its inaugural prize presentation ceremony in Hong Kong, recognizing three laureates for their contributions in various fields.

The LUI Che Woo Prize is an international, cross-sector prize that celebrates efforts to address ever-evolving global needs and challenges.

Chinese agricultural scientist Professor Yuan Longping was awarded the Prize in the Sustainability category for his scientific achievement in developing high-yielding hybrid rice, which has contributed significantly to the enhancement of the security of the world’s food supply.

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was awarded the Prize in the Welfare Betterment category for its indispensable contributions to the treatment and control of the cholera outbreak in Haiti in 2010 and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014. Dr. Liu Chen-kun, president of MSF Hong Kong, received the prize on the organization’s behalf.

Ex-US President Mr. James Earl ‘Jimmy’ Carter, Jr. was awarded the Prize in the Positive Energy category for The Carter Center that he established in 1982, which has contributed significantly to the promotion of positive life attitudes around the world. Mr. James E. ‘Chip’ Carter, III received the prize on his behalf.

Each awardee will receive a cash award of HK$20 million (~US$2.56 million), a certificate and a trophy.


Source: LUI Che Woo Prize Limited.
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