China is sending science students to live with rural farmers - and crop yields are skyrocketing

A farmer plants paddy on a terrace field in Suichuan county, Jiangxi province May 20, 2014. Picture taken May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

Good news for China’s farmers is good news for the rest of the world. Image: REUTERS/Stringer

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