Educational Resources

Food Security Education

Our Singapore Food Story

In Singapore, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to food options. With the frequent what’s-for-lunch/dinner dilemma, it is easy for us to take food security for granted.

However, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, food security has been a topic of interest locally and in many other countries. Learn about Singapore’s food story and the strategies that we have adopted to ensure a safe and secure food supply for all through our educational resources. Please fill in this form if you wish to access the resource materials.

The educational resources listed on this page can serve as teaching supplements for schools and organisations, and self-learning resources on food security topics.

Our Singapore Food Story Travelling Exhibition

Our Singapore Food Story travelling exhibition is a series of five exhibition panels that can serve as teaching supplements to teachers when educating students on food security and food safety topics.

Students will learn what Our Singapore Food Story is and how Singapore is turning our food challenges into strategic advantages to ensure and secure safe food for all. Topics covered include:

Topics

Exhibit panel no.

Brief description on panel information

Food Security

1*

Our Singapore Food Story
- History of farming in Singapore
- Global agri-food landscape
- SG food story and food security

2*

Vibrant agri-food ecosystem
- ‘30 by 30’ goal
- Farming in alternative spaces
- Farming tech and innovation

3*

Support local produce
- Why support local produce?
- How to identify local produce?
- What and how much do we grow?

Food Safety

4

Food poisoning
- What is it and what are the symptoms?
- How to prevent it?
- Case study of a norovirus outbreak

5*

Food safety is a joint responsibility
- Common types of food poisoning bacteria and viruses
- Food contamination can happen at any part of the food production chain

*includes interactive panels

Singapore food story exhibition panels

Singapore food story exhibition panels on display
Dimensions of each panel: 200cm (H)) x 150cm (W) x 65cm (D)

Schools can request to display the exhibition panels at their premise, subject to availability.

If you are interested in more educational resources on food safety, click here.

 

Our Singapore Food Story Virtual Talk

If you are keen to hear from us about our ‘Our Singapore Food Story’ and the three strategies that SFA adopts to ensure a safe and secure food supply for all Singaporeans, check out the virtual talks here.

These virtual talks are suitable for the general public and students from primary school level and above.

Our Singapore Food Story Lesson Package

In collaboration with the National Parks Board (NParks)’s Every Child a Seed programme (ECAS) for Primary 3 students, SFA has developed a lesson on ‘Our Singapore Food Story’ for students to learn about the importance of having food security and how gardening edibles can serve as one of the ways to help Singapore achieve the ’30 by 30’ goal. 

Resources for the ‘Our Singapore Food Story’ lesson include a set of PowerPoint slides, activity worksheet and lesson plan. Participating or interested schools may request for the resources via this form.

Our Singapore Food Story e-Poster

Key information on Our Singapore Food Story are summarised in the following e-poster. Schools or organisations may request for a high-resolution copy of the e-poster to put up for display via this form.

 

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Local Produce Craft Activities for Children

From nai bai and lettuce to eggs and golden pomfret, learn about the different kinds of fresh produce that are commonly farmed in Singapore by making your own local produce crafts!

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Schools may request for the downloadable high-resolution versions of the craft activities via this form.

#fromSGtoSG Microsite

Explore the #fromSGtoSG microsite for information on local produce, such as benefits of supporting local produce, farms and types of produce that we have in Singapore, interviews with SG farmers, and recipes for consumers etc.  

Videos

 

The Singapore Food Story

Great ingredients make great food. Where do these ingredients come from and what does it take for the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) to ensure and secure a supply of safe food for Singapore? Find out in “The Singapore Food Story: Recipes for Singapore’s Food Security and Safety”.

 

 

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Our SG Food Story

By SFA x The Meatmen

In partnership with The Meatmen channel, SFA has produced a short video to show how three local farms, Netatech, Apollo Aquaculture and Seng Choon Farm, are already putting in place technology and processes to grow more with less, sustainably.

As consumers, you can play your part by supporting and buying local produce. Let’s write the next chapter of the SG Food Story together!

 

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Singapore's Food Future

With the majority of our food imported, local production is important to reduce our reliance on food imports. It can also provide a buffer in the event of supply disruptions.

That is why we’re working towards ‘30 by 30’ — to build up capability and capacity of our agri-food industry to produce 30% of our nutritional needs locally by 2030.

One way we're doing this is to master plan and transform the Lim Chu Kang area into a high-tech agri-food zone that can raise food production in a sustainable and resource-efficient manner. Let's shape the future of our food story together.

 

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Our Food Future 2

You saw a young boy and his father dream of feeding a nation. Now see their ideas take flight as we shape our food future together.

 

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Marine Aquaculture Centre (MAC)

The Marine Aquaculture Centre (MAC), located at St John’s Island, is established by Singapore Food Agency (SFA) to conduct research & development in aquaculture technology.

The centre’s research & development (R&D) efforts focuses on intensive hatchery production and fish reproduction techniques to facilitate fish farming production in Singapore.

 

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Here Got Farm Meh?

Due to land constraints in Singapore, these 7 farms are making use of alternative spaces to grow food. Situated away from conventional farming areas such as Lim Chu Kang, they have shown that with technology and innovation, food production can take place anywhere in the city.

Check out the video and see for yourself that 'here really got farm lah!'

 

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Where Do Singapore Eggs Come From?

By Mothership

N&N Agriculture is a local egg farm that produces 360,000-400,000 eggs for Singapore every day. They also produce their own poached eggs, hanjuku eggs, and even tamagoyaki. We checked out the farm and asked their boss some common egg questions (like "will a chick ever fall out of an egg???")

 

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Photo credit: Mothership

Hired Or Fired: Fish Farmer For A Day

By The Smart Local

Xenia from The Smart Local becomes a fish farmer for a day at one of Singapore’s coastal farms, Prime Aquaculture Fish Farm. Watch her take on challenges on fish farm inspection, fish feeding and fish harvesting. Do you think she has what it takes to be a fish farmer in Singapore?

 

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Photo credit: The Smart Local

 

The Rise of Alternative Careers

By Rice Media

When circuit breaker kicked in April 2020, thousands of people across all sectors lost their jobs, with the F&B industry in particular taking a big hit. This led to many people breaking into burgeoning food-based alternative industries such as home businesses and even farming.

In this explainer video, we speak to Chef Oliver of Open Farm Community and Ng Yiak Say of Blue Ocean Aquaculture Technology (BOAT) to learn how they overcame difficulties of circuit breaker's restrictions, and how the growth of these alternative industries would help protect the future of both their careers as well as Singapore's food security.

 

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Photo credit: Rice Media

Get to know our scholars

Hear from our scholars as they address the most commonly asked questions about working at the Singapore Food Agency.

Get to know our scholars

What is a typical day for a Food Scientist?

Discover what it’s like at the National Centre for Food Science with Specialist Team Lead in the Research & Exposure Science Department, Dr Er Jun Cheng to learn more about how he leverages science and technology to build a safer food chain for all.

 

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How about a career in aquaculture research?

Paying a visit to the Marine Aquaculture Centre on St John's Island with Hazel Chew, from the Agri-tech & Food Innovation Department, Singapore Food Agency to find out more about the sustainable efforts to turn waste products into fish feed.

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A day in the life of an Aquaculture Technician

Meet Germaine Chong, an Earn & Learn Programme in Aquaculture candidate in Temasek Polytechnic! Check out what she does at Apollo Aquaculture as an aquaculture technician.

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