25 September 2018

Yuquan W. Zhang wins Youth Program Grant

Dr. Yuquan W. Zhang, IIASA alumnus and generous supporter of the YSSP Fund, won a prestigious Youth Program grant of the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

© Yuquan W. Zhang

© Yuquan W. Zhang

Dr. Yuquan W. Zhang is Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. As a generous YSSP Fund donor, he very much understands the need to provide young scholars with dedicated support and assistance to help them advance in their research projects.

Dr. Zhang has recently been awarded the Youth Program grant of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), which testifies to the excellence of his research and provides the tools necessary to pursue his current project on pesticide reduction in Shanghai. His research focuses on the effects of various measures incentivizing the use of alternative environment-friendly technologies on the achievement of the pesticide usage reduction plan put forward in the 2016 Prevention and Treatment of Soil Pollution Plan of Shanghai.

In the course of his study, Dr. Zhang is going to create a database that describes the region- and crop-specific production input-output relationships plus subsidies via a field survey. He is also planning to build a supply-side optimization model to stimulate the decision-making process of agricultural producer representatives, and apply the model to scenario analysis of pesticide reduction policies.

The generous YSSP Fund donations from Dr. Zhang supported two Chinese YSSPers in 2016 and contributed to supporting two more fellows in 2017 and 2018.

(L-R) Assc. Prof. Baosong Cai, Dr. Qiang Li, Assc. Prof. Hongzhi Lu, Dr. Yuquan W. Zhang, Assc. Prof. Chunyan Liu, Dr. Yan Gao, and Dr. Zhengwei Cao at the Institute of New Rural Development, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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