By Oleh Rachel Teng9 December 2022
A new collaboration between the Singapore Food Agency and Singapore’s Government Technology Agency is helping automate tedious agricultural workflows using AI, helping the nation get one step closer to its ’30 by 30′ food security goal. Singapore’s founding leader Lee Kuan Yew once famously remarked that Singapore’s only available natural resource is its people. Decades later, the… Read more
By Weiqi Yan3 November 2022
Singapore might be a food capital, but feeding the country is no easy task when 90 per cent of our food is imported.  In fact, it was not that long ago when Malaysia halted their chicken exports, causing many of us to experience an irrational wave of mild panic.  What followed was a S$70 chicken being sold at NTUC supermarket, which, despite being an anomaly, is still… Read more
By Rebekka Boekhout13 April 2022
"We want to be an enabler in different aspects, in terms of vertical- and urban farming, helping communities to grow locally. As an agtech, we want to supply customers with the know-how and the technology behind vertical farming that makes efficient growers," says Nelson Tan, founder of V+ Farm, a Singapore-based hybrid vertical farm.  It all started two years ago when Singapore went into… Read more
By Aaron Raj13 August 2021
Modern farming relies heavily on agritech today. From using technologies like blockchain to measure the food supply chain, to having IoT sensors placed in the ground to test the quality of soil, these technologies have made farming easier for many farmers around the world. India, which produces 25% of the world’s pulses, is also the second-largest producer of rice, wheat, sugarcane… Read more
9 July 2021
Food ties people together and is an expression of culture. This has never been as true as in Singapore, which recently had its vibrant hawker culture recognised by UNESCO. But it’s also a small nation facing serious threats to food security, with no natural resources and 5.7 million mouths to feed. Just one per cent of the country’s land is available for food production, according to the… Read more
By Clarisa Diaz7 April 2021
Securing food during a crisis and preserving land for a livable climate is changing the focus of farming from rural areas to cities. At the forefront of this shift is Singapore, a city-sized country that aims to produce 30% of its own food by 2030. But with 90% of Singapore’s food coming from abroad, the challenge is a tall order. The plan calls for everyone in the city to grow what they… Read more
By Zhangxin Zheng4 March 2021
The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will be introducing a new bill to better manage emerging food safety risks as the agri-food landscape develops in the coming year. This was announced by the Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment Desmond Tan, during the Committee of Supply debates, on Mar. 4. New bill to enhance food security and safety The new bill on food safety and security… Read more
27 October 2020
&ever Singapore Pte Ltd (previously Farmers Cut Pte Ltd), a fully-owned subsidiary of &ever GmbH from Germany, will grow and deliver leafy greens to consumers in Singapore with its first indoor farm in the region. Amid the global food supply challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) launched a ‘30x30 Express’ Grant earlier this year. The grant will… Read more
23 May 2020
Singapore’s obsession with food goes far deeper than its world-famous chili crab and laksa. One of the most densely populated countries on the planet, its 5.7 million people rely on other nations for almost everything they eat. Just 0.9 percent of its land area of about 700 square kilometers was classified as agricultural in 2016, only marginally more than icebound Greenland. Despite… Read more
7 April 2020
Coronavirus lockdowns are pushing more city dwellers to grow fruit and vegetables in their homes, providing a potentially lasting boost to urban farming, architects and food experts said on Tuesday. Confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, total more than 1.3 million, with about 74,000 deaths worldwide, according to a Reuters tally. Panic buying in some countries… Read more
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