Sustainable Lai Chi Wo: Living Water & Community Revitalization – An Agricultural-led Action, Engagement and Incubation Programme at Lai Chi Wo
As an effort to combat the rapid loss of village culture, rural environment and communities amid urbanisation in Asia, Policy for Sustainability Lab (PSL) launched the “Sustainable Lai Chi Wo Programme” in 2013. The Programme was an action project which sought to replenish and revitalise the disappearing social and natural capital of the desolate, remote traditional farming landscape at Lai Chi Wo in Hong Kong, with a view to develop a sustainable model for rural revitalisation for Hong Kong, Greater China and beyond. The Programme was supported by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC).
The foundation work has been successfully completed and a new phase “HSBC Rural Sustainability” was launched in October 2017 to scale up the impact.