Jia Yinsuo Richard

Jia Yinsuo Richard was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2018. As a fellow, Jia Yinsuo Richard contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

South Africa
Year elected
Agricultural & Nutritional Sciences

Prof Yinsuo Jia obtained his PhD in 2006 from University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa); and joined the Institute of Genetics and Physiology, Hebei Academy of Agriculture and Forestry sciences (China) and rose through the ranks to become full Professor in 2005.  His research interests include plant resistance physiology involving the development of water-saving technique and drought-resistant physiology of wheat; crop breeding focusing on the hybrid maize breeding using QPM germplasm and domestic maize resource for high yield, quality and disease-resistance; gathering, utilization and products development of plant germplasm resources including the bioenergy development from plant wastes.  He was Director of Crop Cultivation Lab and the International Cooperation Research Center in Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Director of Institute of Genetic Physiology, Hebei Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, the General Manager of Hebei Jiazuo Agriculture and Technology Co., Ltd., Shijiazhuang, China. At present, he has been the Chief executive of Hebei Richard Agriculture Science and Technology Co., Ltd.  He has served as a bridge and link between Chinese and African cooperation (translators), widely sought funding from the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, and conducted research on agricultural and scientific cooperation between China and Africa. He is committee member of Crop Cultivation of the People’s Republic of China and several other professional societies. He has 123 publications and other scientific research fruits up to present.