Ning Dai is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. Ning is primarily interested in the sustainable transformation of the agro-food system in China, and globally. He studies the institutional support for smallholder ecological agriculture and the sustainable innovation in food retail. Currently, his work focuses on sustainable public procurement, urban food security, and the informal food sector in Nanjing, China.
Ning holds a Bachelor's degree in urban planning and environmental management from Peking University. His academic interests developed from past experiences with NGOs in food education and sustainable lifestyle.