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2%是什麼概念?

 

 

參考數據,新加坡比香港面積更少,但蔬菜的自給率反而有10%,

新加坡政府更設下目標在2030年前達到30%。反觀香港,1985年香港的蔬菜自給率曾達30%,證明本港有能力「自己種自己食」。但至今,自給率跌至2%。政府亦沒就自給率設下目標。

With reference to the data, although Singapore is smaller than Hong Kong, it has a high vegetables self-sufficiency rate of 10%. The Singapore government even aims for 30% before 2030.

 

In contrast, self-sufficiency rate of Hong Kong was 30% in 1985  -- a strong proof that Hong Kong had the capacity to grow its food. But now, the rate drops to 2%. Government does not set a target for it neither.

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為何只有2%

 

主要原因是與內地菜的競爭和城市發展。

A main reason is the competition with mainland vegetables & urban development.

香港的進口蔬菜中,有近90%來自內地。1980年代內地低價的入口蔬菜增加。同時,香港經濟體系開始走向金融業,發展商向農民買地團地,準備發展。大量農地被荒廢,本港的蔬菜產量大幅減少。1998年內地供港蔬菜配額更正式取消配額,於是大量蔬菜湧入香港市場,造成今天的局面。

90% of HK vegetables come from the mainland. Since 1980s low-price mainland vegetables have been imported to HK. At the same time, HK financial sector emerged. Developers purchased farmlands from farmers for development. This caused many farmland abandonment, and a downfall of local agricultural products. What adds to that is the removal of import quota in 1998. This finally caused a mass inflow of mainland vegetables, and the low-sufficiency rate today.