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Alternative solutions needed to build food security

Traditional open-land agriculture is a luxury that Singapore can ill-afford. In our latest attempt to address food security issues, the authorities are releasing 60ha of agricultural land, with strong emphasis on high-tech farming methods.

In land-scarce Singapore, the only way to utilise land efficiently is to go either skywards or underground.

While the agro-tech industry has ...more

Germany's Symrise unveils new R&D centre

Singapore

GERMAN flavour and fragrances manufacturer Symrise held the official opening of SPark, its new Innovation and Technology Centre located at Pandan Loop, on Tuesday.

The first phase of Symrise's S$50 million investment for expansion in Singapore from 2013 to 2019, the SPark centre is part of the company's strategy to be the first major player in the industry to make Singapore ...more

Effort needed for high-rise farms exceeds returns

The proposal for high-rise agriculture as an alternative to land-based farming is interesting (Vertical growth is where S'pore's future lies, by Mr Paul Chan Poh Hoi; May 19).

If it works, we can get fresh produce right in our own backyard, drastically cut transportation costs, free up precious land for development, lighten the natural pest load and be less pollutive from fertilisers and ...more

Rooting for urban produce

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Can Singapore go big on agriculture? What is needed to encourage high-tech farming here?

Toh See KiatDirector, Edition LtdChairman/DirectorGoodwins Law Corporation

IF DESERTS can produce high-quality fruits, vegetables and flowers (like in Israel) - yes, Singapore can go big on agriculture. Technology is already available which allows farmers to control crop quality ...more

Giving food security a bit of a boost

The tendering out of 36 new plots of farmland in Lim Chu Kang and Sungei Tengah by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority is a small but necessary part of the nation's Food Security Roadmap. Farming takes up just 1 per cent of the total land area and Singapore imports more than 90 per cent of the food consumed. Even so, local production can help fill gaps in the supply of perishables when there are ...more

Back to the future: 21st-century farming comes to Singapore

IT'S pretty obvious why news last week that Singapore will be freeing up land for farming struck many as intriguing - agriculture hardly figures in the tiny city state, one of the world's most urbanised and densely populated countries, that imports over 90 per cent of its food.

But the decision to parcel out about 60 hectares of land from August for producing crops and other food items is ...more

Earnings in food sector boost Olam's Q1 results

A better performance in its food divisions helped commodity trader Olam International lift first-quarter earnings by 26.5 per cent, it reported yesterday.

Net profit came in at $143.8 million while revenue was $5.8 billion in the three months to March 31, up 21.9 per cent from the same period a year earlier. The earnings lift came mainly from the edible nuts, spices and vegetable ingredients ...more

Green thumbs up for AVA's release of new agriculture land

Singapore

FARMERS on Thursday welcomed news that new agriculture land for food farming in Lim Chu Kang and Sungei Tengah will be released for tender from August this year.

These will be the first tenders in about two decades, and come at a time when the leases of many existing farms are due in a few more years.

To urge farmers to raise their productivity, these tenders will ...more

Ding-dong... It's durian at the door

Durian lovers no longer need to trek to Geylang or Balestier to hunt down the best deals.

The king of fruits can now be delivered fresh to your doorstep at the click of a button, with more sellers turning to e-commerce to beat the competition.

Durian sellers are listing their products on e-marketplaces such as Qoo10 or setting up their own websites to drive online sales.

Mr ...more

Nutrition claims, 'idealised' images on milk tins must go

Infant milk powder tins will soon have to change their labels to remove nutrition and health claims and "idealised" images, under stricter advertising and labelling restrictions by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA).

The stricter regulations, first announced by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon in Parliament on Monday, are aimed at reining in the big spending ...more

Govt to tender out new farm land with 20-year lease

Singapore

THE Singapore government will tender out new plots of farmland with longer leases of 20 years, instead of the 10 years announced previously, for productive and high-tech farming.

"This follows from feedback we've received from farmers that they needed a longer period to recover the investments for new technologies," Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said in ...more

Boosting infant formula options

Parents are hopeful that steps being taken by the Government to ensure access to affordable infant milk powder will put the brakes on rising prices.

The moves announced in Parliament yesterday include reviewing import requirements to facilitate more options on shelves here, and making more infant formula options available in hospitals.

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority will ...more

Dairy Farm to implement Unified POS terminals

Singapore

THE Dairy Farm Singapore Group (DFSG), in partnership with Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS) and United Overseas Bank (UOB), will be implementing one of the largest unified Point of Sale (POS) terminal installations in Singapore, with 2,000 Unified POS payment terminals over 650 stores in 2017.

The Unified POS terminals will be located at Cold Storage, Market Place, ...more

Sheng Siong needs to shop for new stores to fuel growth

NEW stores are likely to be a crucial growth driver for Sheng Siong Group, amid an environment of keen competition.

And while the jostling for space in the HDB commercial renting market has put a crimp in its growth efforts of late, it could be in a better position to expand in the second half of this year.

Bidding for sites has started to turn more rational, say analysts, after small ...more

PepsiCo's new Jurong plant to supply 20 Asia-Pacific markets

Singapore

PEPSICO officially opened its first concentrate plant in 10 years in Jurong on Thursday.

Completed last year with support from the Economic Development Board (EDB), the S$130 million facility will launch a regular supply of beverage concentrates to 20 markets in the Asia-Pacific from this month.

The company said Singapore's strategic location will enable the company ...more
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