Shifting from Industrial Agriculture to Diversified Agroecological Systems in China

In this latest book (Open Access) in the Reclaiming Diversity and Citizenship Series published by the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Zehchong Si offers a new perspective on how to shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems in China.

This book draws upon the framework of the IPES-Food report (from Uniformity to Diversity) to review China’s current agricultural sector and the emerging agroecological initiatives and analyze how they are being shaped by China’s social, economic and political factors.

Building on these understandings, the report proposes seven recommendations to promote the development of agroecological systems adapted to Chinese conditions. It provides a systematic overview of the current status and potential pathways forward for the development of ecological agriculture in China.