Agritech companies

Local firms set to reap harvests of high-tech farming

Mr David Tan runs CrowdFarmX, a digital platform that lets farmers monitor their farms anywhere in the world with their smartphones. With blockchain technology, they can sell their products without a middleman.
Mr David Tan runs CrowdFarmX, a digital platform that lets farmers monitor their farms anywhere in the world with their smartphones. With blockchain technology, they can sell their products without a middleman.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Mr Veera Sekaran of VertiVegies, which grows vegetables in clean rooms housed in Singapore's largest indoor farming facility.
Mr Veera Sekaran of VertiVegies, which grows vegetables in clean rooms housed in Singapore's largest indoor farming facility.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

A Singapore firm is using advanced technology to grow vegetables in clean rooms, housed in the country's largest indoor farming facility.

Called VertiVegies, the 2ha vertical farm in Lim Chu Kang can produce up to six tonnes of greens a day when it is fully operational by early next year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 31, 2019, with the headline 'Local firms set to reap harvests of high-tech farming'. Print Edition | Subscribe