Conference on Biodiversity and Habitat Creation, Envisioning the Future of Eco-friendly Agriculture in Hong Kong

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Date: 16 th July 2016 (Saturday)

Time: 2:00 – 5:30pm

Venue: LT3, UG/F, Esther Lee Building, CUHK

Language: Cantonese in general 

 

Poster (English)

Poster (Chinese)

Programme Rundown (Bilingual)

 

Abstract:

The concept of agroecology is placed on a high attention in recent years primarily based on the normative principles of conforming to nature and ecosystem capacities. To create a balanced and harmonious living condition can be achieved by landscape connectivity, ecology and agricultural practices. However, the over-urbanization badly hits the boundary between urban and rural and seriously harms the environmental capacity, threatening the well-beings and nature. The conference aims at analyzing the symbiotic relationship between agriculture and ecosystem from q perspective of eco-friendly agriculture, and how landscape design and agricultural practices are important to maintaining a good functioning of ecosystem services and biodiversity baseline. Besides, the landowners can take part in conservation management agreement (MA) to reverse ecosystem degradation, to ultimately build up low-input and self- sustaining agricultural system without scarifying the economic stability, production aesthetics and environmental justice.

 

Programme:


SECTION 1: A Preliminary Study of Measuring Ecosystem Services


1. Farmland rental and sustainable agriculture model

Speakers:
Prof. Yiu Chung-yim, Edward (Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management and Associate Director of Institute of Future Cities, CUHK)
Mr. Lau Hoi-lung (Department of Geography and Resource Management, CUHK)

 

2. Measuring ecosystem services in agricultural land in Hong Kong in a post carbon era

Speakers:
Mr. Chow Sung-ming (Instructor, Department of Applied Social Science, Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Prof. Liao Kuei-hsien (Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, CUHK)
Prof. Yiu Chung-yim, Edward (Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management and Associate Director of Institute of Future Cities, CUHK)
Ms. So Man-ying, Ranae (Institute of Future Cities, CUHK)

 

SECTION 2: Understanding Agrobiodiversity and Farming System Design


3. Exploring indicator species for biodiversity and richness in agricultural land in Hong Kong

Speaker: Mr. Wong Chi-chun, Dickson (HK Wildlife.Net Forum)

 

4. Ecological Survey in Lai Chi Wo Village Revitalization Project

Speakers:
Ms. Chik Hiu-lai, Katie (Project Manager, The Kadoorie Institute, HKU)
Mr. Lo Wing-fung, Kimchi (PhD Candidate, The Kadoorie Institute, HKU)

 

5. Habitat retention with permaculture garden design

Speaker: Mr. Wong Ka-lun, Smith (Director, Little Bees Workshop)

 

SECTION 3: Changing Land Management Practices towards Agroecology


6. Experience in institutionalizing the management agreement in Long Valley

Speaker: Mr. Ng Hei- man, Roy (Assistant Campaign Manager, Conservancy Association)

 

7. Rural renewal approach different from urban renewal: a case study of Tai Kong Po eco-village

Speaker: Mr. Wong Yu-wing (CEO, Hong Kong Organic Association)

 

8. Farm restoration and biodiversity in Yi O

Speaker: Mr. Wong Wing-kun, Alan (Director, Yi O Agricultural Cooperation Ltd.)

 

9. Agriculture-priority areas for farmland preservation and landscape labeling scheme

Speaker: Mr. Chow Sung-ming (Instructor, Department of Applied Social Science, Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

 

Organizer:
Institute of Future Cities, CUHK

 

Online Registration:

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