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Singapore ramps up rooftop farming plans as Covid-19 upends supply chains

The densely populated city-state produces only about 10% of its food needs but has plans to increase that as climate change and population growth threaten global food supplies

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Singapore | Coronavirus | Food production

BS Web Team & Agencies 



Singapore
n response to the outbreak, authorities aim to speed up local production over the next six months to two years.

on Wednesday announced new measures to boost local food production, including a plan to turn car park rooftops in public housing estates into urban farms, as the pandemic disrupts global supply chains. As part of that project, the food agency will launch a tender for rooftop farms on public housing car parks for urban farming starting next month, authorities said.

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First Published: Wed, April 08 2020. 13:28 IST

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