CITIC Agriculture is the platform to plan and execute agricultural development strategy of CITIC Group. Focused on plant breeding and seed technology, it endeavors to forge leading Chinese seed companies with global competitiveness. CITIC Agriculture is the largest shareholder of Long Ping High-Tech and 3rd largest shareholder of Beijing Capital Agribusiness. Meanwhile, it also owns the 3rd largest corn seed business in Brazil. Besides, subsidiaries of the company have been China’s market leaders in hybrid rice, hybrid corn, and hybrid grains, with plant breeding business ranked among the world’s top10.