Zhenzhong Si's research interests range from food security, food safety and food system sustainability to rural development in China. He got his PhD in Geography from University of Waterloo in 2015. He is currently Postdoctoral Fellow and Queen Elizabeth Scholar working on the Hungry Cities Partnership project at Balsillie School of International Affairs.
By Zhenzhong Si, Agroecology Now!
Ecological agriculture – food production following the ecological principles with reduced or no use of chemicals – is being increasingly adopted by an emerging group of agricultural entrepreneurs. Driven by consumer interest in safe and healthy food, various ecological food initiatives such as organic and “green” food companies, farmers’ cooperatives, community supported agriculture, and ecological farmers’ markets have been taking root in China in the past decade.