Dr. Zhenzhong Si is the Project Research Manager of the MiFOOD Project. He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Waterloo. Through the Hungry Cities Partnership, Zhenzhong investigates the dynamics of urban food systems in Nanjing, China with a particular focus on the role of wet markets in urban food security and its interactions with modern food outlets, household food security status and policies for food provisioning. Zhenzhong also leads the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant project that studies agroecology’s potential for achieving the SDGs, and the SSHRC-funded project on COVID-19’s impacts on food security in China and the CIHR-funded project on assessing and mitigating impacts of COVID-19 on food security in marginalized communities in Canada, South Africa and Ecuador. He published papers in development and agrifood themed journals and co-authored the book Organic Food and Farming in China: Top-down and Bottom-up Ecological Initiatives.