China should recognize the importance of smallholders as fundamental drivers for a change towards more sustainable agriculture, writes Marie-Helene Schwoob, research fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations in this guest column.

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  • Marie-Hélène Schwoob

    Graduated from the AgroParisTech and Sciences Po-Paris, Marie-Helene Schwoob uses her dual background in agronomy and political science to conduct research on sustainability issues in agriculture and food systems. After having managed the energy and environment program at Paris-based think tank Asia Center, she joined the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations in 2011. She occasionally teaches graduate courses at Sciences Po, Ecole des Mines and Université Lille-III and regularly contributes to the China Analysis review.