|IRRI soil scientist Roland Buresh (second from left)|
receives the Guangdong International Friendship Award.
Roland Buresh, IRRI soil scientist, was presented the Guangdong International Friendship Award for his contributions to the three-controls project across the province.
The three-controls technology has become the major extension technology of the Ministry of Agriculture and of Guangdong Province. By 2011, the technology had been applied in 5 provinces and regions, reaching 46 million units and effecting rice grain increase of 1.45 billion kilograms.
The award, which cites Dr. Buresh's "support to Guangdong's economic and social development and contributions to Guangdong's international exchanges and cooperation,"was presented to him by Zhu Xiaodan, governor of Guangdong Province, on 27 November 2012.
Also present during the ceremony were Wang Yang, party secretary of CPC Guangdong Committee; and Yang Jiechi, minister of foreign affairs of China.
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