Yongye International Forms Partnership with China Agricultural University

Mar 22, 2011, 08:00 ET from Yongye International, Inc.

BEIJING, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yongye International, Inc. (Nasdaq: YONG), a leading agricultural nutrient company in China ("Yongye" or the "Company"), today announced it has entered into an official partnership with China Agricultural University to provide technical support to Chinese farmers.

Yongye's staff will work with the Phytopathology Institute of China Agricultural University as well as leverage the Company's distribution network to promote the practical application of agriculture technology in rural areas across China. The Phytopathology Institute of China Agricultural University is the leading plant pathology research institute in China and has been in operation for over a century.

Mr. Baosheng Tong, Yongye's Chief Scientist, and Professor Hongzhan Ma, Deputy Dean of the College of Agriculture and Biotechnology of China Agricultural University, signed the partnership agreement on the university's campus on February 21, 2011.

"We are honored to establish this partnership with China Agricultural University, which is the most prestigious agricultural academic institution in China," stated Mr. Zishen Wu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The goal of this collaboration is to leverage China Agricultural University's advanced research and comprehensive academic resources with Yongye's nationwide distribution system to improve the agricultural productivity of Chinese farmers."

About Yongye International

Yongye International is a leading agricultural nutrient company headquartered in Beijing, with its production facilities located in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China. Yongye produces and markets two lines of organic nutrient products: a liquid nutrient product which is sprayed on plants and a powder nutrient product which is added to animal feed. Both products are sold under the brand name "Shengmingsu," which means "life essential" in Chinese. The Company's patented technologies and formulas allow it to create products that increase crop yields and improve the health of livestock. The Company sells its products primarily to provincial or regional level distributors, who then channel those products to a carefully selected network of over 24,000 independently owned, Yongye branded stores or directly to rural farmers and government farms in China. For more information, please visit the Company's website at http://www.yongyeintl.com.

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