Analyses | Environment and energy | 2020-10-26

Is ‘seawater greenhouse’ a saviour for agriculture in arid lands?

Millions of people around the world are facing severe food insecurity. Besides, some poor countries with hot and dry climate find it difficult to achieve self-sufficiency by developing agriculture. In recent years, some overseas agriculture technology companies have established ‘seawater greenhouse’, making use of seawater and sunlight to grow fruits or vegetables in arid regions. In Hong Kong, the Government has stepped up its efforts in promoting the modernisation and sustainable development of local agriculture. Is ‘seawater greenhouse’ technology applicable to the city?

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