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Title: Singapore's environment and food production
Authors: Waller, E. 
Issue Date: 1997
Citation: Waller, E. (1997). Singapore's environment and food production. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 44 (1-3) : 1-9. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Most recent figures from Singapore's Primary Production Department show that the country now produces less than 10% of its own food. This compares with 40% of its own water supply, hitherto considered to be Singapore's Achilles Heel. Although the Republic's agrotechnology programme has been in existence since 1986, it appears to be lagging behind demand; so can anything be done to increase production and at the same time improve the environment? This paper examines the recent history of Singapore's agricultural policy and compares it with the 'traditional' family farms which are still being phased out. It considers that family farms, agricultural allotments and even flat roof tops, could be both economically productive and of great advantage to the environment because of recreational and ecological benefits. The conclusion is that there is a place for both traditional farmland as well as advanced food growing technology in Singapore.
Source Title: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
ISSN: 01676369
DOI: 10.1023/A:1005743316232
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