Since 2000, AVA has been working with our stakeholders and partners to secure a resilient supply of safe food for Singapore, keep our crops and plants healthy, as well as protect the health and welfare of animals. In these 19 years, AVA strengthened its organisational capabilities, and guided the agri-food sector towards innovation and technology. Defying all odds as a small nation with little to no natural resources, Singapore is put on the world map with internationally recognised standards for food safety, animal health and plant health, and top ranks on the Global Food Security Index.
The 2018 Global Food Security Index puts Singapore as the Number 1 country in the world in ensuring that citizens have access to safe and nutritious food at affordable prices. This is testimony to the hard work by generations of our staff since AVA’s early days as the Primary Production Department in pre-independence Singapore.
Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Second Reading of the Singapore Food Agency Bill, 12 February 2019
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