b'very first visioning exercise for the food industry last JuneBuilding capabilitiesto discuss cross-industry strategic initiatives and to seedLast year, we completed the set-up of our SFA Operations collaboration ideas. Centre (SOC). This will help enhance our ability to monitor As part of competency building to ensure food safety,the food supply chain from farm to fork, and enable real-SFA will enhance the training and competency frameworktime food safety surveillance and incident management toupskilltheworkforceaswellasharmonisetrainingfrom a common situation picture. The SOC will be able requirementsandcoursecurriculumacrossthefoodtoaggregatedataandprovideareal-timedashboard industry. SFA will do this in partnership with institutesforfieldoperationsincludingincidentmanagement, ofhigherlearning(includingpolytechnicsandITEs)tobettersense-making,alongwithtimelyinterventions co-develop training courses for food handlers and foodand strategic overview of key food items through supply hygiene officers (FHOs). chain traceability, providing supply and demand trending andpriceindices,andin-countryoverallstockholding Throughitspublicoutreachefforts,SFAhasbeenfor food supply resilience analysis. Coupled with horizon raisingconsumerawarenessthatfoodsafetyisajointscanning business intelligence, SFA will be able to conduct responsibility,aswellaseducatingconsumersonpredictive analytics and respond accordingly to different foodborne hazards and steps on keeping food safe. This isfood disruption situations as part of our early-warning done through learning journeys, school/workplace talks,food security system.community events, and social media. SFA also works with industry partners to further spread food safety messages through its outreach initiatives. We will continue to equip consumerswiththenecessaryfoodsafetyknowledge through such outreach efforts. As part of these efforts, we develop communication materials such as consumer advisories on various topics ahead of anticipated public concern,forexample,consumeradvisoriesontopics related to seasonal foods such as hairy crab to convey food safety risks.The road aheadOur achievements are the result of the hard work and dedication of our staff. Given the uncertain global backdrop, ensuring food security is not a choice but an imperative for Singapore, as it is an existential issue. COVID-19 has demonstrated how the global food supply chain could be disrupted in a pandemic scenario and highlighted that we may not always be able to buy food even when we can afford it. It has also shown that the supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link and it is important to either strengthen this weak link or to look for alternatives for a Ontheinternationalfront,wecontinuedtopromotesustainable supply of food.andsafeguardSingaporesinterestinfood,agriculture,With political will and strong support from the Board, andfisheries.SingaporeattendedtheG20 Agriculturalindustry,andmembersofthepublic,Ihaveevery DeputiesMeeting,41 st FAOConference,SpecialconfidencethattheSFAleadershipandteamcan SOM 40 thASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestryovercome the challenges in time to come and will boldly (AMAF),andSpecialSOM18 th AMAFPlus ThreetochartthewayforwardtowardsachievingSingapores protectSingaporesinterests,aswellassharedetailsvision of 30-by-30 and delivering safe food for all.abouttheformationofSFAandtheneedforurban foodsolutions.Singaporewasalsoinvitedasspeaker andpanellisttointroducetheformationofSFAand Singaporesscience-basedriskmanagementapproach to food safety at the FAO 1 stWorld Food Day Official Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand.LIM CHUAN POH (MR)CHAIRMAN, SFASINGAPORE FOOD AGENCYANNUAL REPORT 2019/20 7'