Shanghai Tiangu Biotechnology Co., a high-tech company concentrated on Water-saving and drought-resistant rice (WDR), registered in Shanghai, China. It was founded in March, 2011.sponsored by the Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, a team of scientists, and a team of entrepreneurs. Listed in the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (code 837485) in July, 2016.

WDR is the great achievement of Tiangu Company after several years’ research by the R&D group and is very advanced beyond the world. The WDR variety can save 50% water usage in the irrigated fields while maintain the similar yield and quality as the irrigated rice. It also has good drought-resistance in the rainfed fields. In addition, the cultivation of WDR is very easy, low input, and environment-friendly.

Funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WDR was planted in over 12 countries in Africa and Asia as demonstration. Such as Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Uganda. Yields exceeded more than 20% of local varieties. “It’s a gift from god!” Bill Gates praised WDR highly.