Wanted: High-tech farmers of the future

To boost local production of food items, S'pore needs agrotechnopreneurs to find innovative, tech-driven, space-saving methods of farming

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Despite the fact that we are in the middle of a global pandemic and Singapore imports over 90 per cent of our food supply, Singaporeans are not panicking, testament to the confidence we have in a steady food supply.

The calm, as we go about our lives at home during the circuit breaker period, is the outcome of years of strategic planning and foresight in ensuring food security.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2020, with the headline Wanted: High-tech farmers of the future. Subscribe