Singapore is generally known as being amongst the most flourishing economies in the world. With a 5.6 million population, the island claims to be highly ranked and has established a good education system, a booming tech sector as well as high-quality healthcare. In spite of some law which is considered extreme like the limited freedom of speech, the taxes are pretty high and the crime rate was low, making Singapore a city where there is a great quality of life.
However, the population of this island-city is very dense, which has fit over 5.6 million people into the limited miles of land mass. Only 1 percent of the land is dedicated to the production and the rest of Singapore is more of an urban metropolis. Hence the cost of production is very high as compared to the rest of South-East Asia. Therefore, the production of the food supplies of the country is only 10 percent.
The government made an announcement about the decision to produce more local food, by releasing their very own agricultural resolution. As the land is challenged to space issues, the island will be concentrating on the urban farms inclusive of the vegetable plots on the building’s top like offices. Etc., having a series of rows or levels of fish farms placed one over the other, and lab-grown shrimp.
Singapore is well aware of the threats that come along the global food supplies, because of the population growth and the changing climate. Hence, there is a definite need for the island to increase its own food production enormously in order to rely less on imported goods and keeping up with the rest of the world.
The plan is termed as ’30 by 30’ as its objective is to increase the production of food by 20 percent by the end of 2030, by means of an urban farming initiative that targets to ‘grow more with less’.