Shi Yan

Director, Shared Harvest Farm

Shi Yan, the executive director of Shared Harvest Farm, received her PhD from the Renmin University School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, and has finished her postdoctoral research at Tsinghua University’s School of Social Sciences. She founded China’s the very beginning CSA Farm in China, growing and distributing organic vegetables to city consumers and renting plots of land to city folk interested in getting their hands dirty. Since then, 1000 similar CSA farms have opened across the country.She has been inspiring a healthier and more sustainable way to feed ourselves. She is a pioneering force and active promoter behind the Chinese organic community-supported agriculture (CSA) movement. She is now the vice president of International CSA Network(URGENCI).