Sustenir: Growing non-native crops - and home base

Sustenir Agriculture became known here for growing non-native temperate crops such as kale, arugula and strawberries (above).
Sustenir Agriculture became known here for growing non-native temperate crops such as kale, arugula and strawberries (above).PHOTO: SUSTENIR AGRICULTURE

From robot bees to AI-powered farms, firms are betting on the greenfield agri-food innovation sector in Asia. Sunday Times journalist Tee Zhuo looks at the challenges and speaks to six players.

Fresh off a successful entry into Hong Kong in October, Singapore-based urban farming start-up Sustenir Agriculture also has bold plans to expand its home base.

The firm became known here for growing non-native temperate crops such as kale, arugula and even strawberries locally.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 08, 2019, with the headline 'Growing non-native crops - and home base'. Print Edition | Subscribe