SFA has enhanced the Agriculture Productivity Fund (APF) to support local farmers in their efforts to expand production capability, boost yield and raise productivity. The enhanced APF is available from 1 May 2018 to 31 December 2019 for farms with valid SFA farm licence.
Basic Capability Upgrading (BCU) Scheme
The BCU scheme supports the purchase of equipment that would help increase farm’s productivity such as increase in production, manpower savings and resource savings.
The BCU scheme accepts applications from 1 May 2018 to 31 December 2019.
Productivity Enhancement (PE) Scheme
The PE scheme supports the adoption of automated, advanced and integrated farming systems.
Productivity Enhancement (Standard)
The PES scheme supports farming systems that would help productive farms achieve quantum leap in productivity through capability upgrading, increased production capacity and land intensification.
Productivity Enhancement (Test-bedding)
The PET scheme encourages farms to develop, test and demonstrate feasibility of new farming technologies/ systems that are customised and optimised to Singapore’s conditions or for farm’s own needs.
Research & Development Open Call
The R&D scheme co-funds R&D in commercially viable food farming technology with direct practical industry application to local agricultural industry.
R&D project must help farms achieve one or more of the outcomes below:
- Higher production / productivity
E.g. innovative urban production systems
- Manpower savings
E.g. smart / high-tech farming systems that uses big data analytics and robotics
- Energy savings
E.g. energy-efficient technologies that reduces use of air-conditioning / lighting etc
- Lower mortality rate / crop loss
E.g. genetic manipulation or crop protection technology
- Lower feed conversion rate
E.g. study of nutritional requirements / alternative nutrients
Projects must apply to Category 1 food items, namely leafy vegetable, beansprout, food fish, hen egg and quail egg.
There are two application windows for this competitive R&D Open Call: 1 November 2018 to 31 December 2018 and 1 May 2019 to 30 June 2019.
To help our farms ease cash flow, all APF projects with approved funding of $30,000 and above may be eligible for up to 30% cash advancement.
For enquiries on the APF, you can email SFA_APF@sfa.gov.sg. You can also contact Mr Alan Ong or Mrs Wu-Mok Yin Fong at (65) 6805 2773 or (65) 6805 2769.