Singapore

16 August 2017
SINGAPORE — When Apollo Aquaculture Group chief executive officer Eric Ng realised his fish farm lease in Lim Chu Kang would expire in 2019, the 44-year-old started looking for an overseas alternative. “Land is very limited here, and the cost of setting up a farm in Singapore is very high… But Brunei has vast land and abundance of sea water,” he said. Now, he owns a… Read more
5 July 2017
Amid the Government's push for farms in land-scarce Singapore to be more productive, eight farms have been penalised in the last four years for repeatedly misusing land for purposes other than agriculture, figures from the authorities show. The misuses concern the carrying out of various unauthorised activities on farmland, such as subletting space for non-farming activities, or the conversion… Read more
1 July 2017
Food security can be enhanced by strategic initiatives. Land scarce countries can still do much for agriculture and farming with effective policy measures. Singapore has learned to address the multi-faceted challenges of food security with good planning, efficient utilisation of available resources and clear vision for the future. While many analysts have raised concern about feeding the… Read more
By Wendy Wong17 July 2017
SINGAPORE: Imagine a future where all of Singapore’s vegetables are grown in a completely controlled environment, and where every stage of a plant's growth can be calibrated - from its soil composition to the amount of air and light it gets. Such farm factories are fast becoming a reality indoors, located in warehouses and industrial buildings. Hothousing them in this way allows for a… Read more
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