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Taking food to the next level 2018-01-16T07:17:00+00:00

Taking food to the next level

With millions of square meters in the built-up areas to serve as fertile ground, urban farming in Singapore has every chance of growing into an exemplary, sustainable and profitable solution. Singapore has already taken the first initiatives. Now it is time to take it to the next level.

Urban Farming Partners, a group of experts in the fields of food, logistics, planning and architecture, are working together with the Dutch Government. We would like to team up with partners in Singapore and investors for the next big step.

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In the spotlight

HSL and Urban Farming Partners team up for sustainable local greens

HSL and Urban Farming Partners team up for sustainable local greens Singapore imports 90% of its food - a sustainable solution was launched at CleanEnviro Summit Singapore. Infrastructure construction company HSL and Dutch consortium Urban Farming Partners formally marked their partnership at the seminar on Circular Industrial Parks, part of CleanEnviro Summit Singapore. The two partners will develop a business plan for their envisaged urban farm. This farm will be located inside the premises of HSL at the waterfront at Penjuru Road, opposite Jurong Island. Aside from being the owner of the location and investor, HSL will play a significant role in the company behind the urban farm. Urban Farming Partners is a public-private partnership with expertise in various aspects of indoor growing concepts, from growing and logistics to marketing and urban planning. The aim of the cooperation is to produce vegetables for the local market in a sustainable manner. About 10% of the food that is consumed in Singapore is produced locally. The Singapore Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) supports and encourages initiatives that contribute to a higher level of self-sufficiency in greens. With the industry of indoor farming still in its infancy, Urban Farming Partners chooses to engineer the farm backwards, starting with the demand and making sure the technologies applied are in line with local consumer trends. Moreover, solutions from the circular economy concepts will be applied, such as the use of solar energy, rain water and by-products of neighboring companies, like CO2 and residual cooling. The signing ceremony was witnessed by the chairman of the Centre for Liveable Cities, Mr Khoo Teng Chye, Mr Ahmed Aboutaleb, mayor of the city of Rotterdam, and H.E. Ms Margriet Vonno, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. For more information: www.hsl.com.sg www.urbanfarmingpartners.sg For more information, please contact: Nienke Gelderloos - Policy Advisor for Agricultural Affairs, Liaison Manager Urban Farming Partners [email protected] +65 6739 1152Read more

Urban Farming Partners and Citizen Farm team up to make integrated urban farm a reality

How to create a new, sustainable world in which smart cities house and feed a growing global population? With ground-breaking research, technological innovations, exhibitions and education, The New Farm demonstrates that the Netherlands is the place to be for new disruptive, vertical solutions in urban farming.Read more

Dutch agriculture sector inspires Singapore in shaping the future of urban farming

Showcasing the 101 tower as a novel concept in urban indoor agriculture, Urban Farming Partners will be present at the Indoor AG Con in Singapore on 16 and 17 January in the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Meet our representatives at the Holland booth, and discover the potential to work together to take Singapore food to the next level.Read more

Food for the future

  • Urban farming offers a sustainable food solution, especially in densely built-up areas like Singapore

  • Answers to the increasing need for healthy, innovative, sustainable food production

  • First initiatives have already been taken and results are highly promising

  • This integral, circular approach will make urban farms even more sustainable and profitable

  • Public-private partnership – experts in food, logistics and urban planning, and the Dutch government – working together with Singaporean partners

  • Together we can turn urban farming in Singapore into an exemplary, profitable business!

Why participate?

Some partners are technology experts, others are hands-on growers. All will be open-minded about innovative agricultural solutions. Together we can set up a game-changing project for profitable urban farming and a sustainable food supply.

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Why invest?

Take urban farming in Singapore to the next level and let it reach its full potential. We are launching a new project to prove the benefits of the integral and circular economy approach. A unique opportunity for investors to be a part of this first project.

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