Singapore, a City of Skyscrapers and Little Land, Turns to Farming

Singapore, a City of Skyscrapers and Little Land, Turns to Farming

More than 90% of Singapore's food comes from abroad. This presents a significant food security risk, revealed by the recent coronavirus-related border closures. Local farms such as Commonwealth Greens, an indoor farm launched in October 2020, are stepping up to mitigate this.

"Sven Yeo, the co-founder of Archisen Pte. Ltd., the company that manages the farm, says it can produce up to 100 tons of produce a year." This indoor farm utilises vertical columns to grow leafy greens such as lettuce, kale, and chard, forming what resemble walls of lettuce.

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New smart urban farm takes root

New smart urban farm takes root

Commonwealth Greens, an urban farm managed by Archisen, was officially launched on 22 October 2020, visited by Grace Fu - Minister for Sustainability and the Environment. This farm aims to produce high-yield greens without sacrificing any flavour by leveraging Internet of Things technology.

Archisen's Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Sven Yeo said Commonwealth Greens is one of the highest-yielding indoor farms in Singapore and that it will support and contribute to the country's goal to self-produce 30 per cent of its nutritional needs by 2030.

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