Challenges to overcome
With our lack of land and natural resources, Singapore has had to overcome external pressures and scarcity of resources throughout its history.
Just recently, the COVID-19 virus saw major disruptions to the global supply chain, making it more difficult for countries to engage in trade internationally, and foregrounding the need for countries to have a resilient source of their own food.
And with the gathering storm of global warming looming on the horizon, nations worldwide have seen a whole range of food shortages caused by floods, droughts and drastically changing temperatures. Potential disease outbreaks that inflict livestock — such as the African Swine Fever — may also adversely affect our supply of globally-sourced produce.
While challenges certainly lie ahead, plans are already in place to overcome them, and secure our sustenance for the future.