A comprehensive directory of companies in the agri-business-farming and fishing, fresh food trading in Singapore.


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More durians rolling in this year: AVA data

There has been a deluge of the king of fruits in Singapore, with the number of durians imported in the first half of the year already exceeding the halfway mark for last year.

Durian sellers and buyers said that unlike previous years, the prices have also fallen.

The reason for the bumper crop? Good weather in Malaysia, said sellers.

According to the latest figures from ...more

Programme launched to lift Singapore food manufacturing skills


MINISTER for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday rolled out the skills framework to support manpower development in the food manufacturing sector.

Speaking at the official opening of homegrown food-flavour manufacturer KH Roberts' integrated manufacturing facility, he said the Skills Framework for Food Manufacturing will raise the skills level of workers in the ...more

Urban farming social enterprise bears fruit for local community


BECOMING a farmer in Singapore sounds risky enough, but former digital marketer Bjorn Low decided to take it a step further by starting his own urban farming social enterprise, Edible Garden City.

Established in 2012, the company aims to bring people together through farming, by building community farms and sharing its knowledge on urban farming.

"In every community ...more

Berry fresh prospects for vertical farming

Now in selected supermarkets near you: Strawberries grown in a Singapore vertical farm.

On the sidelines of a visit to an R&D laboratory belonging to Sus-tenir Agriculture, which developed a method to grow strawberries here, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon said government agencies will need to see how best they can change rules to assist vertical farms.

This ...more

New lab to create healthier foods, sustainable biochemicals

It will smell, look and even taste like regular satay, but it will not be chicken or beef on a stick.

Instead, it will be a dish based 100 per cent on plant-protein.

The vegetarian satay is one of the products that could emerge from the new WIL@NUS Corporate Laboratory, which aims to drive innovation in food technology and sustainable biochemicals.

The $110 million research ...more

Food producers adapt for slice of halal market

When dimsum manufacturer SMH Foods Enterprise approached hotels with its halal version of siew mai - a Cantonese delicacy usually made with pork - chefs were not keen to serve it in their restaurants.

But SMH, which was confident that its chicken version tasted just like the original, found a way to convince the cooks - by offering them samples to try without disclosing the ingredients.

It ...more

Food manufacturing SME proposes integrated dairy hub


HOMEGROWN food manufacturer SMC Food 21 has proposed that a one-stop hub for the dairy industry be set up here, to give Singapore companies a boost in tapping the region's growing demand for products like infant milk powders, cheese, yogurt, chocolate and ice cream.

The proposed facility could offer food-manufacturing companies a suite of shared services such as research ...more

Initiative to drive innovation in food sector

A new government initiative to help local food companies adapt to industry disruptions will tap the expertise of larger corporations, food science experts and industry associations.

FoodInnovate will be led by Enterprise Singapore and involve other government agencies, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, who launched it yesterday.

Mr Heng said that companies may often see the ...more

Initiatives launched to help local F&B firms innovate and take wing overseas


SEVERAL initiatives to help local food manufacturers innovate and expand overseas were unveiled on Tuesday by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon.

The first is a website developed by the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) and Innovative Hub to bring the Singapore Pavilion at industry trade show Food & Hotel Asia 2018 (FHA 2018) to the Alibaba ...more

Innovation is propelling Asia's food industry

WITH Asia being home to over two-thirds of the world's population and some of the fastest-growing economies, how the region develops has far-reaching implications. While its sheer size provides unparalleled diversity and opportunity, the pace and scale of growth we are witnessing brings inherent challenges - including many that involve the food-and-beverage industry front and centre.

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