Future of agricultural technology: Singapore’s food security vision
As a small city country, Singapore is more likely to be affected by this global new coronal epidemic.
Since more than 90% of foods in Singapore need to import from other countries, only 1% of land is used for agriculture, and the dependence of foreign countries is stronger.
In the face of today’s turmoil, how to ensure a stable food supply has become an important issue facing Singapore. Today, many farms in Singapore are using technology to improve food production to solve their own food security issues.
Singapore Food Infrastructure Development and Senior Supervisor Melwin Week will share the following sharing on how domestic countries strengthen food safety. Indoor farm optimizes farming space Singapore plans to meet 30% agricultural demand for domestic nutrition in 2030.
In order to achieve this goal, it will increase the output of common foods such as domestic fish, eggs and vegetables.
Melwin Week believes that because these foods are more likely to rot, it is also more susceptible to supply interruptions. Given the limited land space and resources, Singapore needs to optimize limited land resources through "strengthening each unit area". A farm is using technology to optimize farming space, plant vegetables in indoor multi-floor vegetables in indoor lighting.
The system they designed is suitable for existing multi-storey buildings, such as industrial areas, etc., to a certain extent, to reduce the land area of ??the planting area. These indoor farms are more "adapted to certain effects of climate change", and growers can install sensors to ensure air quality, rays and water and other factors, provide optimal growth conditions for crops. To overcome land restrictions, the Singapore Food Bureau also seeks to use alternative space for farming.
The roof of multi-storey parking is used to plant vegetables.
There are farms not only sell green vegetables, but also provide employment and training opportunities for nearby elderly residents. This kind of community farm will help improve the public’s understanding and support for local agricultural products.
Vertical Aquaculture Program Apollo Aquaculture Group is an innovative enterprise in Singapore, which is using eight-layer vertical fish farm to increase production.
桑拿论坛最新上海 Fish farm is equipped with a water tank system for purifying, monitoring and circulating water in the circulating fish field. When the waste of the fish causes pollution to the water, only 5% of the water is replaced. According to reports, the vertical fish farm can greatly reduce the waste of water resources compared to traditional fish farms that clean up the entire water tank.
Melwin Week 上海嘉定区新茶嫩茶 mentioned that this innovative breeding method can increase the yield per hectare of production than traditional farming. Developing sustainable agriculture is the development of sustainable agriculture, the Singapore Food Bureau has developed a new standard for the country farm to ensure that farm effectively utilizes resources and recycles waste.
For example, non-edible crop waste can be used for compost prior to disposal.
Dr. Pel Kristina, Norwegian Innovation Department, said, "Singapore is currently burning up to 95% of food garbage, this is a ‘resource waste’.
"Melwin Week believes that food waste can be converted into animal feed – recycled nutrients to return to the food production cycle, and the Singapore Food Bureau is working to increase the efficiency of converting food waste into animal feed. US National UNEP is taking Action supports this point of action, because from 2024, large restaurants and food plants must separate the food waste.
Singapore also wants to encourage consumption and waste of fewer "green citizens." It is understood that Singapore’s 2030 green plan is a national agenda that advancing sustainable development, and plans to education for sustainable living habits for young people. Providing Industry Support Policy The Singapore Food Bureau is providing financial support for innovative technology.
Last year, I organized a "30 × 30 fast" donation activities to donate funds for 39.4 million Singapore ($ 29.1 million) to the 9 high-tech farms to promote food production.
One of the companies named will build an indoor vegetable farm and use artificial intelligence technology to monitor agricultural growth.
At the same time, the water treatment system is designed to reduce the number of bacteria and extend the shelf life of crops.
Melwin Zhou said that the Singapore Food Bureau invests 60 million Singapore ($ 44.4 million) to set up an agricultural food cluster transition fund to encourage construction technology farms to develop sustainable agriculture. With the transformation of the agricultural industry, labor needs to be trained, and they must attract young people to join agricultural production. "By 2030, we expect agricultural and aquatic technology food industry to create approximately 4,700 jobs and provide skills training.
"Melwin Zhou said.
The Singapore Food Bureau is working with domestic farms and colleges and universities to launch an internship plan and a degree program. According to reports, 20 students who have learned aquaculture in the Polytechnic School have been arranged in 10 fish farms. Melwin Zhou said that existing employees in the aquaculture industry and other employees who want to enter the industry can also participate in continuing education and training courses, and obtaining in-service degrees including aquaculture and agricultural technology. The global spread of new crown pneumonia has made governments to aware of the necessity of strengthening their food security.
Innovation and sustainable new farm construction will help Singapore reduces the dependence on food imports.