With lots of high-rise buildings, Singapore has little agricultural land available. Currently, about 90 percent of its food is imported. However, high-rise buildings not only take up space, they also provide space. Millions of square meters in, on top of and underneath buildings can serve as fertile ground for supplying the local food market. Urban farms increase Singapore’s food security and create promising new markets, with benefits for investors, urban farmers and retailers.
The public-private partnership Urban Farming Partners – experts in food, logistics and urban planning working with the Dutch Government – are teaming up with local partners, from growers to supermarkets, to take the next big step in urban farming. To prove urban farming’s potential and demonstrate the partnership’s qualities, we set up a business case together for an exemplary, sustainable and highly profitable food chain.