To ensure food security, the Singapore Food Agency adopts the strategy of “three food baskets”, the foremost being the diversification of food sources. It also boosts local food production through funding for agriculture research and technology adoption, creative planning of farm spaces, and efforts to drum up community support for local farmers.
Executive Chef of Sentosa Golf Club, KK Kong prefers local produce and encourages consumers to go local. Meanwhile, Chef/co-founder of Super Simple, Jasper Jek finds the quality of some local produce “simply amazing”.
When you drive past farms at Lim Chu Kang or chance upon the multi-storey car park rooftop farm in Ang Mo Kio, have you ever thought how and why they ended up there? Meet Jonas Chua, whose team manages tenders of land or space for farming, helping farmers turn their proposals into reality.
To game-change food security, Singapore needs to increase local production with an ambitious ‘30×30’ goal. With COVID-19 further amplifying this need, SFA launches an “express” grant to jump-start the industry into accelerated mode.
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Last updated on Wednesday, April 22, 2020