Webinar: Dr. Wei Xiong on "Climate Change & Food Production in China"
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About the Webinar:
Dr. Wei Xiong presented on the topic of "Food Production and Climate Change in China," touching on the issues of why we should be concerned and how climate change will potentially affect food production in China in both the short- and long-term future.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Wei Xiong, Professor in climate change impacts and agronomy, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Dr. Wei Xiong is a professor in the Climate Change Division, The Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture (IEDA) at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS). His research focuses on the interactions between climate, risk management, and crop production with a primary focus on China and other developing countries. He specifically works on up-scaling the application of crop models; on the impact and adaptation of climate change on agriculture; and on uncertainties assessments of crop models. Dr. Xiong has a broad-base of expertise encompassing detailed knowledge of climate scenarios generation, climate variability, and agronomic adaptation techniques.
About the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS):
CAAS was established in 1957 and is affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China. It is mainly engaged in agricultural applied research, applied basic research and high- and new-technology research. CAAS plays an important role in solving the sci-tech issues with general, directional and critical importance in China’s agricultural and rural development as well as in training high-level agricultural research professionals and unfolding international exchange and cooperation in agricultural science and technology.
At present, CAAS has 39 research institutes in China, 1 graduate school and 1 press. 13 of the CAAS’s 39 research institutes, along with CAAS’ graduate school and the press, are located in Beijing. The remaining 26 research institutes are distributed across 16 provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions throughout China.