Yuan Longping (Chinese: 袁隆平; September 7, 1930 – May 22, 2021) was a Chinese agronomist. He was known for creating the first hybrid rice varieties in the 1970s. Yuan was born in Beijing. In 2004, he won the Wolf Prize in Agriculture and the World Food Prize.
Yuan was a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference from 1983 until 2018. In 1995, he was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Yuan fell down at his research lab in Sanya, China on March 10, 2021. On April 7, he was transferred to Changsha, Hunan Province for treatment. Yuan died from multiple organ failure caused by his injuries a month later on May 22, aged 90.
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