SSHRC Standard Research Grant (2010-13)
This study sought to:
- Explain the organization and ownership structures of ecological and organic farms in China;
- Identify how small-scale farmers have been integrated into these organizational structures;
- Explain the interests and activities of Chinese government bodies at different levels for promoting ecological and organic agriculture; and
- Explore the relationships between producers and consumers in organic food networks such as community supported agriculture (CSAs), buying clubs, and farmers markets.
The research team investigated the emerging ecological sector in 13 provinces and municipalities across China.