> Nam Can Tho University, Vietnam
Prof Vo-Tong Xuan is Rector of Nam Can Tho University in Vietnam and is on the Boards of several renown organizations such IFDC, IRRI and the Rockefeller Foundation. He supports applied research and projects on rice in Vietnam and several African countries, where he is known as "Dr. Rice." Thanks to his research, extension and education work, Vietnamese farmers have been able to dramatically improve their rice production practices, helping Vietnam to become the second largest rice exporter. Prof Xuan’s impressive achievements have been recognized by several prestigious international awards.
> Kingenta, China
Dr Li Xinzhu is R&D Director at Kingenta Ecological Engineering, where he manages product and process R&D. He has 10 years of experience in this field, leading many projects on comprehensive utilization of phosphate ore and phosphogypsum. He also manages and leads R&D work to develop new products, such as water-soluble fertilizers, foliar fertilizers, biofertilizers and combo fertilizer. He has obtained 7 authorized national patents, and published over 10 papers in famous Chinese journals.