• Geoff Luehr, Alesandros Glaros, Zhenzhong Si and Steffanie Scott. 2020. “Urban agriculture in Chinese cities: Practices, motivations and challenges.” In Alec Thornton (ed.), Urban Food Democracy and Governance in North and South. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 291-309.
  • Qi, D., Z. Si, and S. Scott, "Can We Be More Collaborative? Top-Down Policies and Urban–Rural Divides in the Ecological Agriculture Sector in Nanjing, China", Society & Natural Resources, 06/2020.
  • Si, Z., T. Schumilas, W. Chen, T. Fuller, and S. Scott, "What Makes a CSA a CSA? A Framework for Comparing CSAs with Cases of Canada and China", Canadian Food Studies, vol. 7, issue 1, 2020.
  • Qi, D., Transitions to Ecological Agriculture in Nanjing, China: Farm Types, Social-Political Networks, and Rural Communities (thesis), 2020.
  • Scott, S., and Z. Si, Why China is emerging as a leader in sustainable and organic agriculture: The Conversation, 2020.




  • Si, Z., "Rebuilding Consumer Trust in Food: Community Supported Agriculture in China", Sustainable Food Futures: Multidisciplinary Solutions, London and New York, Routledge, pp. 34-45, 2017.
  • Si, Z., T. Schumilas, and S. Scott, "Um Retrato das Redes Agroalimentares Alternativas na China", Cadeias curtas e redes agroalimentares alternativas: Negócios e mercados da agricultura familiar, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), pp. 351-380, 2017.
  • He, X., N. Halberg, S. Cook, S. Scott, F. Martin, and X. Pan, "Certified Organic Agriculture as an Alternative Livelihood Strategy for Small-scale Farmers in China: A Case Study in Wanzai County, Jiangxi Province", Ecological Economics, vol. 145, pp. 301-307, 2017.
  • Meng, F., Y. Qiao, W. Wu, P. Smith, and S. Scott, "Environmental Impacts and Production Performances of Organic Agriculture in China: A Monetary Valuation", Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 188, issue 1, pp. 49-57, 2017.
  • Si, Z., and S. Scott, "Local, Organic Szechuan: China’s Urbanites are Finding Safer Food with Community Supported Agriculture (PDF)", Alternatives Journal, vol. 43, issue 2, pp. 58-61, 2017.


  • Schumilas, T., and S. Scott, "Beyond ‘Voting with Your Chopsticks’: Community Organising for Safe Food in China", Asia Pacific Viewpoint, vol. 57, issue 3, 12/2016.
  • Si, Z., and S. Scott, "The Convergence of Alternative Food Networks within "rural development" initiatives: The Case of the New Rural Reconstruction Movement in China", Local Environment, vol. 21, issue 9, pp. 1082-1099, 2016.
  • Si, Z., and S. Scott, "Approaching Sustainable Urban Development in China through a Food System Planning Lens", Hungry Cities Discussion Paper, 2016.


  • Si, Z., T. Schumilas, and S. Scott, "Characterizing Alternative Food Networks in China", Agriculture and Human Values, vol. 32, issue 2, 2015.
  • Wang, R. Yu, Z. Si, S. Scott, and C. Nam Ng, "The Transformation of Trust in China’s Alternative Food Networks: Disruption, Reconstruction, and Development", Ecology and Society , vol. 20, issue 2, 2015.
  • Si, Z., "Alternative Food Networks and Rural Development Initiatives in China: Characterization, Contestations and Interactions", Geography and Environmental Management, vol. PhD, Waterloo, University of Waterloo, 2015.
  • Chen, A., "China’s Path in Developing Organic Agriculture: Opportunities and Implications for Small-scale Farmers and Rural Development", Geography and Environmental Management, vol. PhD, Waterloo, University of Waterloo, 2015.


  • Scott, S., Z. Si, T. Schumilas, and A. Chen, "Contradictions in China’s Path to Zero Food Safety Risk: State- and civil society-driven developments in the ecological agriculture sector", Food Policy, vol. 45, issue 2, 2014.
  • Chen, A., and S. Scott, "Rural Development Strategies and Government Roles in the Development of Farmers’ Cooperatives in China", Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, vol. 4, issue 3, 2014.
  • Schumilas, T., "Alternative Food Networks with Chinese Characteristics", Geography and Environmental Management, vol. PhD, Waterloo, University of Waterloo, 2014.