According to the latest data from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, it is the first time to announce the changes in various districts in Hong Kong’s permanent and active agricultural land. It can be seen that under the epidemic, the agricultural land cultivation situation has increased significantly year by year, with an increase of 14 hectares (about 1.5 million square feet) of active agricultural land in the past two years.
There is still a huge demand for farming even though developers are hoarding and merging. The department also announced that there Special Database are still more than 525 people queuing up to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department to apply for the restoration of farmland, with an estimated area of nearly 90 hectarese farmland in the Northern District recorded a significant drop (-11 hectares) last year. Obviously, due to last year's agricultural park and land resumption plan in the Northeast New Territories, the original farmers lost their land and were unable to related to farming. The figures are also clearly announced for the first time.
Of the 760 hectares of active agricultural land in Hong Kong, 200 hectares are located in the northern metropolitan area, accounting for more than a quarter of the active agricultural land. In the future, the northern metropolitan area will emphasize the planning principle of "integration of urban and rural areas". However, only 7 hectares are reserved for agricultural use in the new development area of San Tin, and there is no clear intention to conserve agricultural land in the remaining new development areas, which is obviously insufficient to compensate the affected people. Arable and active agricultural land.