"Strengthening small holder bio-culture farming systems for adaptation to changes in SW China ".
LEC Seminar Friday 6th September at 14.15, Training Room 2 Gordon Manley Building, LEC
Speaker: Dr Yiching Song - Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Science
Dr. Yiching Song, obtained her Ph.D in rural sociology and rural development in Wageningen University, in the Netherlands in 1998. Since 2000, she has been a senior research fellow in the Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Science. She is also a lecture professor of the College of Humanity and Development of China Agricultural University and also hold the same position in Jilin Agricultural University. She has been appointed as a visiting senior research fellow in the China Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (CCIPA), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science. Her research focus on sustainable agricultural and rural development policies in China covering a range of several related areas like agricultural research and extension, biodiversity and related IPR and ABS issues, rural community based development and farmer organization, gender and related social issues etc. Her main research methodology is participatory action research and she is leading a participatory action research program under the CCAP. Dr Song is currently a member of a Lancaster-led ESRC-funded project focused on low C innovations in China