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Agriculture

Anti-epidemic Fund

Subsidies to fresh food wholesale traders (freshwater fish/fresh marine fish/vegetable/fruit/egg) now open for application

To help alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Government now provides a subsidy of $40,000 to each eligible wholesale trader under the Anti-epidemic Fund. The application details for public and private wholesale markets are available in below:

Press here for the details of Subsidies to fresh marine fish wholesale traders.

 

 

Subsidies to local crop farms now open for application

To help alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Government provides a subsidy of $10,000 to each eligible local agricultural producer (including owners of vegetable farms, hydroponic farms, flower farms and nurseries, but excluding livestock farms) under the second round of Anti-epidemic Fund.

Eligibility

  1. The applicant's farm must be engaged in crop production from 18 January 2020 to 17 April 2020; and

  2. If the applicant is engaged in open field cultivation, the production area should not be less than 0.5 dau chung (around 337 sq. meter or 3,630 sq. foot).

Application Procedures

Press here to download the application form (with notes to applicants) (Chinese only).

Completed application form together with the required documents shall be submitted on or before 1 June 2020 through one of the following means -

  1. Send by post to the Agricultural Extension Office, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, 5/F Yuen Long Government Offices, 2 Kiu Lok Square, Yuen Long. The postmark date will be taken as the date of submission. Please mark “Anti-Epidemic Fund - Subsidy to Local Crop Farms” on the envelope;
  2. Put into the drop-in box located at the above address during office hours (Monday to Friday except public holidays, 9:00am – 5:00pm); or
  3. Submit applications in person with prior appointment. Applicants should make a call at 2476 2424 to make prior appointment in order to avoid crowd gathering and reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Submission of applications without prior appointment will not be accepted.

Successful applicants will receive the subsidy in crossed cheques by post.

Enquiry

  1. For applicants of vegetable farms and hydroponic farms, please call Tai Lung Experimental Station (Tel : 2670 1161).
  2. For applicants of flower farms and nurseries, please call Agricultural Extension Office (Tel : 2476 2424).

 

 

 

FARMFEST 2020

  •   Date: 3 - 5 January 2020 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

  •   Time: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  •   Venue: Fa Hui Park, Mong Kok, Kowloon

  •   Free Admission

  •   For details, please refer to Farmfest Website. (Chinese version only)

 

Technical Seminar

  • Title: Seminar on Electrical Farm Machinery Workshop (2)

  • Date: 30 December 2019 (Mon)

  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Location: Workshop, Tai Lung Experimental Station, Fan Kam Road, Lin Tong Mei, Sheung Shui, N.T.

  • Language: Cantonese

  • Enquiry: 2670 1161

  • Poster (Chinese Version Only) (PDF farmat)

 

 

New Initiatives from the Government to facilitate the utilisation of Industrial Buildings for Technology-Based Agricultural Production and the recent work of the Controlled Environment Hydroponic Research and Development Centre

Letter to the Agricultural Industry (PDF format)


Leaflet of the Agricultural Park (Phase 1) in Kwu Tung South (updated version)
(PDF format) - Chinese only

 

 

 

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