Government launches public consultation on new agricultural policy
- Government launches public consultation on new agricultural policy.
- The Government today (December 29) released a public consultation document entitled "The New Agricultural Policy: Sustainable Agricultural Development in Hong Kong", seeking public views on a new policy to adopt a more proactive approach towards the modernisation and sustainable development of local agriculture. The consultation exercise will end on March 31, 2015.
- Considering the establishment of a Sustainable Agricultural Development Fund (SADF) and it would aim to provide financial support for promoting research and development for application of technology in agricultural production, facilitating the transfer of knowledge, enhancing manpower training, improving agricultural infrastructure and strengthening marketing and branding of local agricultural produce, as well as assisting individual farmers to modernise their farming equipment and facilities.
- Also , strengthening the support that is being provided to help farmers move up the value chain, including the marketing of their products and brand building.