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Sustainable Lai Chi Wo Project

Living Water & Community Revitalization – an agricultural-led action, Engagement & Incubation Programme at Lai Chi Wo


The programme is a multi-year rural community development and revitalisation programme in a traditional local Hakka village, Lai Chi Wo.  Itis initiated and ledby the Kadoorie Institute of The University of Hong Kong in collaboration with Hong Kong Countryside Foundation, Produce Green Foundationandthe Conservancy Association. The Programme is supported by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking CorporationLimitedand endorsedby the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of HKSAR Government and Lai Chi WoVillagers.Scholars from School of Biological Sciences, Department of Geographyand Department of Civil Engineeringof HKU also contributed to the programme.


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2015-07-26 A rice renaissance for Hong Kong’s villages? (Al Jazeera)

2015-07-26 A rice renaissance for Hong Kong’s villages?  (Al Jazeera)

New pilot programmes could eventually breathe live back into the rice terraces of Hong Kong’s rural population.

As a cosmopolitan economic centre, Hong Kong is not usually associated with rice fields or agriculture.

Yet its more remote, rural areas are home to many traditional farming villages, some of which have been abandoned or long neglected.

The rice terraces of these villages may soon be experiencing a renaissance through pilot programmes that bring volunteers to farm.

Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Hong Kong.

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2015-06-22 Lai Chi Wo enclave sets pace for revival of Hong Kong villages – but need to ease regulations is apparent (SCMP)

Lai Chi Wo project highlights need for flexibility in the law so that rural businesses can survive

Hong Kong Countryside Foundation chairman Lam Chiu-ying, a project partner, said  gaining trust from villagers was vital. “We need to be humble and show them respect,” Lam said.

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2015-04-11 《旅遊籽》拒絕荒廢 荔枝窩重生記 (蘋果日報)


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