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Title: A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF SINGAPORE’S FUTURE IN URBAN FARMING TO ACHIEVE FOOD SECURITY
Authors: LEE XIN YI
Keywords: Singapore
urban farming
‘30-by-30’
food security
local produce
aquaculture
leafy vegetables
Issue Date: 2022
Citation: LEE XIN YI (2022). A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF SINGAPORE’S FUTURE IN URBAN FARMING TO ACHIEVE FOOD SECURITY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Urban farming has been gaining traction in Singapore as the country hopes to ramp up efforts in being food resilient but has very limited land space for farming purposes. In 2019, Singapore Food Agency announced the establishment of the ‘30-by-30’ target, which is to utilise less than 1% of Singapore's land to produce 30% of its nutritional needs locally by 2030. This is up from the current level of 10%. Hence, this necessitates the urban farming sector to transform into a highly productive one. As urban farming is a relatively nascent industry, it is inevitable that there will be fundamental challenges that may limit the potential of Singapore’s pursuit in food security. These challenges will have to be actively addressed and resolved to build a stronger foundation for Singapore’s food resilient future. Hence, a feasibility study was conducted through semi-structured interviews, questionnaires, and field studies to understand the multifaceted perceptions of the key stakeholders (government, urban farmers, consumers, retailers). The perceptions obtained from these data collections include stakeholders’ viewpoints of the enablers and constraints of the urban farming industry, and their respective perspectives of Singapore’s future in food security. Through the results analysis, it revealed that poor consumer demand, spike in energy cost, lack of support from retailers, and the ambiguity of the ‘30-by-30’ target were the key challenges that needs to be looked at for Singapore to improve her local urban farming ecosystem and achieve food security.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/227017
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