Singapore still lags in global urban farming push

Even as the trend of urban farming has taken root in major city centres around the world, Singapore has lagged behind in this global push.

Paris, for example, has gone big on urban farming with Mayor Anne Hidalgo setting ambitious targets last September for over 1 million sq m of rooftop gardens and planted walls by 2020 - of which a third is to be dedicated to agriculture.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2018, with the headline 'Singapore still lags in global urban farming push'. Print Edition | Subscribe