Message by Chairman, Singapore Livestock Farmers’ Association
Extreme weather events and natural disasters – typhoons, thunderstorms, heat waves and wildfires – have been increasing in frequency and intensity in recent years, destroying lives and livelihoods, and resulting in economic losses running into billions of dollars.
The uncertain climate is also putting pressure on the global food system. Governments across the world are taking proactive action to prevent this from happening by stepping up efforts to ensure there is sufficient food supply for their people.
For land-constrained Singapore, food security is a priority. Over the years Singapore has broadened its supply sources to over 170 countries. Even as it expands the sources of supply, the government also realises the need to improve domestic production of certain key items such as vegetables, eggs and fish.
The Singapore Livestock Farmers’ Association has a vital role to play in ensuring the nation’s food security. While association membership may have dwindled in number to four from over 800 in its heydays, we are significant suppliers of eggs for the domestic market. Together we produce up to 1.5 million eggs every day. We have distinguished ourselves by the quality of our production. As our success depends on your continuing patronage, I urge all Singaporeans to support us by buying locally farmed eggs.
On this note, I would like to express my gratitude to Marshall Cavendish Business Information Pte Ltd for the publication of the Singapore Agri-Food Business Directory which serves as a valuable resource for the industry.
Toh Joo Ee
Singapore Livestock Farmers’ Association