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Hydroponic Farming: The Future of Sustainable Agriculture?

James Yau
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Executive Centre, Level 3, Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen's Road East, Admiralty
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The Royal Geographical Society is pleased to welcome James Yau to talk on “Hydroponic Farming: The Future of Sustainable Agriculture?”. In this talk, Mr Yau describes how hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. This method of farming is increasingly used worldwide saving vast amounts of fertiliser and water, and allowing the use of land otherwise too urbanised, polluted or dry. Plants, especially perishable vegetables, may be grown with only their roots exposed to the mineral solution, usually in greenhouses.

Over the past 20 years, James Yau has worked in management consultancy in North America and Asia.  In early 2009, he pursued a new venture by establishing and operating 10 different farms within Asia Pacific.  In 2013, he founded a retail chain www.farmdirect.hk to sell safe, high-quality food products in Hong Kong.  In early 2014, his company www.jycoholding.com began development of precision farming and Big Data for Agriculture, which created an algorithm for managing risks on trading perishable agri-products. Having consulted and worked on 100+ farms in 20 countries, he continued to invest further into the agri-industry.  In mid 2016, he entered the Hong Kong and South China region, with his partners now trading over 65 million kilos annually in fruits and vegetables. 

Members of the RGS, their guests and others are most welcome to attend this event, which is HK$150 for RGS Members and HK$200 for guests and others.

The Royal Geographical Society – Hong Kong wishes to express its thanks to Executive Centre for its generous assistance with this event.


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