Leisa China 可持续农业
Leisa China is the magazine published by CBIK (Centre for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge), the Chinese partner of the AgriCultures Network. Its articles are in Chinese and it contains exemplary experiences of sustainable agriculture in China and abroad. The magazine aims to help and influence both farmers and urban people living in the cities turning their attention to successful examples of low external input agricultural practices. It seeks therefore to promote local and regional inter-sectorial and intercultural dialogue and communication among rural communities, NGOs, academia and governmental agencies. Leisa China is released every three months, each time with a focus on a different issue concerning small-scale farming.
Language of the magazine: Mandarin
水稻强化栽培体 (SRI) 的推广
This issue of LEISA China looks at the current use of and debates around System of Rice Intensification, or SRI. From Madagascar to more than 50 countries, and from rice to other crops, the dissemination of SRI has been impressive. This is a fascinating case study of innovation from below, involving local authorities, "champions", extension agents and millions of farmers.
Prevention of soil degradation - 防治土壤退化
This issue of LEISA China draws our attention to desertification and land degradation - Farmers in the dryland regions, especially the small and marginal farmers, are increasingly getting affected by agricultural decline, poverty and food shortages due to deforestation, soil erosion, loss of soil fertility and biodiversity, and climate changes.
Farmer organisations - 农民组织
This issue of LEISA China focuses on farmers' organisations. All over the world farmers work together, in both formal and informal settings. Collective action can help farmers to have their voices heard in the political and commercial arena, to minimise risks, to strengthen their capacities and to secure property rights – all extremely challenging things for individuals to achieve working alone.
The relationship between insects and agriculture - 昆虫与农业的关系
In this volume of LEISA China, we look at the role of insects in small-scale farming. Insects are often seen as a threat in agriculture, but they can be extremely beneficial when managed in the right way.
Farming with nature - 农业与自然
This issue of LEISA China looks at the contribution farming can make to the sustainability of life on earth on a broader scale – and the importance of wild biodiversity for the maintenance of the healthy landscapes and watersheds we all need to survive.
树木和农业的关系 - The relationship between trees and agriculture
This issue of LEISA China draws our attention to agroforestry - an agricultural innovation for small-scale farming that meet the need for food security, poverty elimination, and climate protection.
The Next Generation of Farmers - 年轻一代农民的贡献
This issue of LEISA China looked at the specific role which youngsters play in family farming. We looked not only at the roles and responsibilities of young people, but also at the contributions that they can make.
Sustainable Agricultural Technology- 可持续农业技术
This volume provides knowledge for produce compost, and the advantage of applying compost in semi-dried area. New financial concepts, such as microfinance that applied in Uganda, and the idea of paying farmers for watershed services, inspire us improving rural economy from different aspects. The Chinese experience of Heifer project in Gangou Village of Shangrila county is presented for improving farmers' livelihood.
Sustainable Usage of Water- 水的可持续利用
60% of the world food production relies on dryland agriculture. Livelihood of small-scale farmers becomes fragile due to climate change. What shall we do to minimize the impact to farmers?
Small-scale Animal Husbandry- 小规模畜牧生产
Livestock plays an important role in our daily life. They provide not only milk, meat, eggs and wool but also fertilizer. Livestock are assets to farmers as well.
Scaling Up and Sustaining the Gains- 星星之火，何以燎原
We will review the development progress of sustainable agriculture in this, the last issue of the 25th year of LEISA. What actions have accelerated successful experiences? What hinders the diffussion process? Why is sustainable production becoming important? We will examine factors from various perspectives.
Women and food sovereignty- 妇女与粮食主权
Women and food are inseparably linked. We cannot write about food sovereignty without addressing women's role in food production. In many situations women take the main responsibility for food production, processing, storage and cooking. Often they play a key role in its marketing as well.
Farmers as Entrepreneurs- 农民与市场
Small-scale farmers and their support institutions are becoming more convinced that there is little future for them unless they become more entrepreneurial in their approach to farming.
Farming diversity- 农业生物多样性
Small-scale family farmers live in environments ranging from mountainous, dry areas to lush, tropical forests. Together, they engage in many kinds of small-scale farming systems. All these systems combined harbour and nurture biodiversity.
Dealing with Climate Change- 应对气候变化
Everybody is talking about climate change. It is truly a global concern. It is in the newspapers, on the radio, and many books have already been published. You can read some key findings from recent reports on agriculture and climate change in this issue of LEISA Magazine.
Respect through Farming- 农业使我赢得尊重
For people sidelined by society, small scale farming can provide opportunities in life. In this issue, we present experiences which show how people facing social stigma, or living with physical disability can grow crops or rear livestock and gain “Respect through farming”.
Living Soil- 有生命的土壤
A fundamental concept running through the discussions on global food prices, whether it is about increasing food production, raising soil fertility levels or rehabilitating degraded land, is the need for healthy soils. This issue of the LEISA Magazine revisits the importance of healthy and living soils as the basis for sustainable agriculture, healthy people and healthy economies.
Towards fairer trade- 公平贸易之路
As markets for fair and green trade products are expanding, we look here at some of the issues faced by LEISA farmers. The articles in this issue of the LEISA Magazine were chosen to show current practical experiences with fair and green trade, reflecting the variety of initiatives that have taken shape in recent years.
Ecological Pest Management- 作物病虫害的生态防治
As our magazine has regularly shown, there have been many positive pest management experiences during these last 20 years. As a result of a comprehensive IPM approach, farmers have been able to increase their yields and incomes.
How Farmers Organise- 农民是如何组织起来的
The vast majority of articles published in the LEISA Magazines describe situations where communities working together formally or informally are a key part of the experience.
Soil Fertility- 土壤肥力
Do you know that nurturing soil leads to better yield as well? In this issue of LEISA Magazine we present some examples of intensified agricultural production based on ecological processes. You will find alternitive low-external input methods to cultivate your farm.
Sustainable Agriculture LEISA-China CBIK
People interested in subscribing to this Chinese edition of LEISA Magazine should send an e-mail to CBIK at: LEISA@cbik.ac.cn .