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, as we have always enjoyed a steady and varied supply of safe food.

However, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, food security has become a topic of interest when supply chains were impacted due to border closures and lock downs. Add to that the challenge of uncertain weather conditions and climate change, sustainability is now also a major issue worth our attention. What does it take to feed a nation?

Learn about Singapore’s food story and our food supply strategies through our educational resources, which can serve as teaching supplements for schools and organisations, and self-learning resources on food security topics. A brief introduction about each resource is available below.

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Travelling Exhibition

A series of five exhibition columns that can serve as teaching supplements to teachers when educating students on food security and food safety topics. Each column has 4 panels of content. 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 the following. You may request for the exhibition columns to be deployed and displayed at your premises for free, subject to availability.


Exhibit column no.

Brief description of content on each column

Food Security


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


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


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

Food Safety

(Click here for resources on food safety)


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


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 travelling exhibition columns on display

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

Assembly, Virtual, or Pre-recorded Talk

We conduct school assembly talks targeted at upper primary to pre-university level students, to educate them on topics such as:

  • The amount of food required to feed a nation
  • Macro threats to food supply
  • Our food security strategy via the ‘3 food baskets’
  • Boosting local production to meet the 30 by 30 goal and be climate/resource resilient
  • How consumers can support and recognise local produce
  • Information on good food safety practices for everyone

You may also request for the talk to be conducted virtually (e.g. via Zoom or Microsoft Teams).

Alternatively, SFA can host and play a pre-recorded video at your premises or virtually.

For all the above, it is possible to include a short quiz or Q&A session.

If you are interested in the following topics, please approach the relevant agencies:

Learning Journeys, Farm Tours, Workshops

Learning journeys are conducted by the following SFA centres. Details and request forms can be found on these pages:

Farm tours and visits are independently organised by local farms and companies. A non-exhaustive list can be found here.

For workshops and activities on growing edibles or gardening, please visit:


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 show, or print and put up for display.

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We have a variety of digital brochures as follows.

Food Security and Food Safety

Get a copy of this online brochure to learn about Singapore’s food story and how you can play a part in ensuring food safety and food security in Singapore.

SG Food Story Brochure

You can contribute to food resilience preparedness by being open to food alternatives such as frozen meat, egg powder, and liquid egg. Find more information here.

Tips on choosing frozen meat and debunked myths

Recipes using frozen meat

About egg powder and liquid egg

Paper Crafts

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! You may request for the hard copies or high-resolution digital versions of these crafts.


Colouring Sheets

Catch our local produce characters in action in Singapore’s fish, vegetable, and egg farms. You may also spot them in major supermarkets! These sheets also contain a crossword puzzle overleaf. You can request for the high-resolution versions of these colouring sheets to print.

SFA Colouring Sheets

#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.  

Our Food Future

Learn about the Lim Chu Kang Master Plan and Singapore Agriculture Plan, as SFA works with stakeholders to optimise land and sea space for our food future.



SFA corporate video

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.


SGs food future

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.

9. Our food future 2

Marine Aquaculture Centre (MAC)

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

The centre’s research & development (R&D) efforts focus 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

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.

what is a typical day of a food scientist

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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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