Under the auspices of the U.S. Student Fulbright program, I’m spending a year in Wuhan studying urban agriculture in China.
While community gardens, CSAs, and rooftop farms have become somewhat of an “eco-fad” in the U.S. over the last few years, urban agriculture in China is developing under markedly different social, political, and environmental conditions. My research seeks to understand the development of Chinese urban agriculture in the context of rapid urbanization and agricultural modernization in China. As the state plans to move 250 million people from the countryside into cities in the next dozen years, the questions of where, how, and who will grow China’s food is no small potatoes. Through collaboration with scholars, planners, activists, and farmers in Wuhan– one of China’s fastest growing megacities– I hope to learn more about urban agriculture ‘with Chinese characteristics’ and share these insights here.
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