Singapore (VNA) – As Singapore, an unlikely place for farming revolution, aims to boost agricultural production and rely less on imports to feed its 5.6 million people, the country has developed tiered fish farms, vegetable plots atop office buildings and lab-grown shrimp. Singapore produces about 10 percent of its food; however, as climate change and population growth threatens global food supplies, it eyes to raise that to 30 percent by 2030 under a plan called “30-by-30”. The country has not given a total pricetag for “30-by-30” first unveiled in March, but it has various funding schemes. Besides Temasek, the government has set aside 144 million SGD (104 million USD) for research and development into food, and 63 million SGD for agriculture firms to use technology to boost productivity. As for Singapore, a tiny island state in Southeast Asia, the challenge is space. With only 1 percent of the country’s 724 square km land devoted to agriculture … [Read more...] about Singapore: From sky farms to lab-grown shrimp
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