A farmer waters crops in the New Territories in this file photo from 1977. Starting in the 1970s, Hong Kong developers started buying up New Territories farmland at cheap prices. Photo: SCMP

Can faster conversion of farmland provide a solution to Hong Kong’s housing problem?

Converting farmland to residential seen as feasible solution for a government starter home scheme in partnership with private developers

Topic |   Hong Kong property

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A farmer waters crops in the New Territories in this file photo from 1977. Starting in the 1970s, Hong Kong developers started buying up New Territories farmland at cheap prices. Photo: SCMP
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