Agrobiotechnology Talk Series (19) Soybean Industry in China and Asia: Today and Tomorrow (27 May 2022)
Description: Soybean has been acting as a close partner of oriental civilization. Currently, this ancient crop is playing key role in safeguarding protein and edible oil supply to whole human society. In China, soybean is the bottleneck of food security as facing great changes not seen in a century. In the coming presentation, Prof. Tianfu Han will share the stories of soybean and soyfood in the Chinese history, introduce the current status of soybean production and trade in Asia, and summarize the research progress of soybean in China. In the last part, he will discuss the strategy of using soybean and soyfood to support the sustainable development of modern agriculture and well-off life of billions of people.
– Centre for Soybean Research (CSR), State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology (SKLA), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
– RGC-AoE Center for Genomic Studies on Plant-Environment Interaction for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (AoE), CUHK
– Hong Kong Seed Technology and Education Center (SeedTEC), CUHK
Acknowledgement: Lo Kwee-Seong Foundation
Date: 27 May, 2022 (Friday)
18:00-19:30 (Hong Kong / Mainland China)
12:00-13:30 (South Africa / Europe Berlin)
06:00-07:30 (US New York / Canada Ottawa)
(1 hour talk and 30 mins Q&A)
Online via Zoom (Zoom link will be sent to registered participants by email on 25 May)
Speaker: Prof. Tianfu Han, professor at the Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
Host: Prof Hon Ming Lam, Professor, School of Life Sciences, and Director of SKLA, AoE and SeedTEC, CUHK
Registration deadline: 24 May 2022
Free admission, all are welcome.