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Northwest A and F University History
Northwest A and F University were founded in 1999 by merging seven teaching and research institutions in Yangling, Province of Shaanxi, China. The largest of these is Northwest Agricultural University, then Northwest Forestry College, Soil and Water Conservation Institute, Northwest Water Resources Science Institute, Shaanxi Agricultural Science Academy, Shaanxi Provincial Forestry Academy, and Northwest Botany Institute. Yangling is known as Houji's birthplace, the God of Abundant Harvests, and legend tells people how to grow and harvest is there. NWAFU has played an important role in China's agricultural progress as the birthplace of Chinese agricultural civilization. Its strong point is agricultural research in arid and semi-arid regions, but its research achievements also extend to areas of agricultural biology such as wheat breeding, entomology, horticulture, food science, and forestry.