First local research platform on urban agriculture established
PolyU recently established Hong Kong’s first research platform on urban agriculture, namely the Suga Research Laboratory for Sustainable Urban Green Agriculture, with the generous support from Suga International Holdings Limited (SUGA).
With the use of innovative technologies, the laboratory aims to develop the next generation of urban agriculture model in cultivating high quality and safe fruits and vegetables in a small indoor space. Research will be conducted to explore the optimal correlation between environmental factors and the growth of hydroponics vegetables, as well as the systematical assessment and comparison of food safety risk of harmful chemicals and food-borne bacteria found in vegetables grown from hydroponics and traditional farming.
The laboratory also planned to set up a Core Technology Exchange Platform to facilitate knowledge transfer in urban agriculture and enhance industry competitiveness. Details>>