The Singapore Food Story
With over 90% of our food imported, this leaves us vulnerable to external factors, such as volatilities of the global food market, the impact of climate change, and even disease outbreaks. To secure our food supply, we are pursuing three broad strategies, also known as our three ‘food baskets’:
- Diversify import sources to reduce the risk of reliance on any one food supply source
- Grow local to provide a buffer in the event of supply disruptions
- Grow overseas to support local companies expand overseas and export food back.
To strengthen our food security, we have set a ’30 by 30’ goal – to produce 30% of our nutritional needs locally by 2030. This is a multi-fold increase – up from less than 10% today, and will require us to optimise and intensify our agriculture land to grow more with less.
Master Planning of the Lim Chu Kang Area
We will be embarking on a holistic exercise to master plan the Lim Chu Kang area to create a high-tech, highly productive and resource-efficient agri-food cluster. We envision that the redeveloped Lim Chu Kang agri-food cluster will produce more than three times its current food production. This will contribute substantially to our ’30 by 30’ goal and efforts to ensure Singapore’s food security.
To achieve this, we invite the industry and public to partner and work with us to co-create an exciting vision for Lim Chu Kang.
Be Part of this Exercise
Share with us your views on how we can enhance our food security through local food production and join our Workgroup to come up with ideas and vision for the Lim Chu Kang area.
As a Workgroup participant, you will get to work with other participants to identify and discuss ideas to create a vibrant and attractive agri-food cluster in Lim Chu Kang, and contribute towards our food security.
You will also have the opportunity to learn from and speak with subject matter experts in the agri-food industry and gain a deeper understanding of Singapore’s food security and agri-food landscape.
This will be done over a series of Workgroup sessions conducted physically and/or virtually from May to October 2021. These include focus group discussions and curated workshops for selected participants to work on their ideas and recommendations. Proposals by the Workgroup will be reviewed and may be included in the Lim Chu Kang master plan.
Registration for the sessions has closed for now.
Only shortlisted individuals will be notified by email. Please note that you would need to meet the following criteria to join the Workgroup:
- You are a Singaporean or Permanent Resident.
- You are able to attend one session* on:
- 17 May 2021, Monday, 3 – 5pm OR
- 31 May 2021, Monday, 2.30 – 4.30pm
*Shortlisted participants will be allocated to attend either session dates. Please note that you will be required to attend the session either physically (with COVID-19 Safe Management Measures in place) or virtually.
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