Quality Assurance and Sustainability Schemes

Singapore Clean and Green Urban Farms (SG C&G)

Overview

SFA encourages local farms to voluntarily adopt the code of Singapore Clean and Green Urban Farms (SG C&G) as a sustainable and quality assured system in food production. SG C&G Certification enables local farms to “produce more with less”. Farms can improve productivity and maximise resource utilisation, while at the same time ensuring food safety and quality through best industry practices.

SFA will be announcing the details of the SG C&G Certification Scheme soon. For more information, please contact us via our online feedback form through the ‘Other Enquiries or Feedback’ category for information.

SG C&G Standard Certification

SFA collaborated with ESG to develop sustainability farming standards - Singapore Standard (SS) 661: 2020 Specification for clean and green urban farms — Agriculture and Singapore Standard (SS) 689: 2022 Specification for clean and green urban farms — Aquaculture.

Singapore Standard – SS661: 2020 Specification for clean and green urban farms — Agriculture

This standard assures consumers that the farm produce are fresh, free from synthetic pesticides, and grown sustainably with the efficient use of resources without compromising the environment. This standard will help the vegetable farms to adopt smart farming techniques and practices to reduce wastage of resources, incorporate circularity in their resource management, and optimise operational efficiency.

This standard sets out the criteria that urban vegetable farms (farms that produce vegetable, fruits, herbs, sprouts and condiments) have to meet in terms of farm management, and practices to achieve clean and green production system and farm produces.

Singapore Standard – SS689: 2022 Specification for clean and green urban farms — Aquaculture

This standard sets requirements for the operation of sustainable aquaculture and provides guidance on best industry practices to ensure the quality and safety of products that are sustainably farmed with the efficient use of resources without compromising the environment.  This standard caters to open cage, pond, tank, raceway and closed containment farming system for fish, crustaceans and molluscs in freshwater, brackish and marine environments through all phases of farm production.

 

For farms who wish to be C&G-certified, they must first be certified based on the SG GAP standard (SS 670: 2021 or SS 675: 2021) followed by respective C&G standard (SS 661: 2020 or SS 689: 2022).

Certification Logo

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SG C&G certified farms are awarded with the three-star C&G certification Mark. The Mark indicates that produce is grown in a local farm that additionally adopts both GAP and sustainable practices with the efficient use of resources. 

 

 

Certification process

Please contact us via our online feedback form through the ‘Other Enquiries or Feedback’ category for information.