Pitch of UFP for the president of Singapore and queen Máxima
As part of the state visit of Singapore, queen Máxima and the president of Singapore Halimah Yacob visited the greenhouses of the Horticultural Centre in Bleiswijk on 22 November. The theme of the visit was sustainable (urban) agriculture. ‘As a city-state, Singapore itself is one large urban farming area’, says Ben Geerlings, international communications advisor at WUR.
After a short welcome speech by Louise Fresco, the group consisting of queen Máxima, president Halimah Yacob and her husband Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee went into the greenhouses. There, they received explanations about various innovations in horticulture. Among which the initiative of Urban Farming Partners and HSL to set up a commercial urban farm in Singapore.
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Wouter Vos – Chairman
Mirjam Boekestijn – Project Coordinator