Deutsche Bank volunteers assist in rice planting
April 2012 │ Hong Kong
Deutsche Bank works closely with The Conservancy Association, a non-governmental organization specializing in sustainable development of Long Valley, to support the livelihoods of local farmers. For the second year running, the Bank will be sponsoring the association’s Eco-Paddy programme, which aims to promote traditional rice farming techniques and create a natural habitat for several endangered species in Hong Kong. As part of our continuous support in environmental protection, Deutsche Bank has been sponsoring two farmlands in Long Valley, New Territories, which is the last and largest agricultural wetland in Hong Kong.
On April 14, 45 Deutsche Bank volunteers travelled to the New Territories to assist in the rice planting process. With guidance from the Conservancy Association, the volunteers planted over 15,000 square feet of rice which is hoped to produce approximately 300 kilograms of crop per annum. All the rice harvested will be donated to St James Settlement's People's Food Bank, a charity which feeds the poor in Hong Kong.
Going forward, The Conservancy Association has planned two more events for Deutsche Bank volunteers, a night safari and rice harvesting.