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City-state to share recipe for success

The Government of Singapore has an innovative strategy for feeding one of the most densely populated countries on the planet. Labelled ’30 by 30′, the city-state’s goal is to produce 30% of the food it needs by 2030, up from just 10% today.

To achieve the target the government plans to roll out innovations like computer-controlled indoor farms. The details of the blueprint will interest policymakers worldwide. And Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman of the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) at the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, will share them during next year’s Global Food Summit in Munich.

“The city-state of Singapore is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Only 725 square kilometers are home to 5.7 million people. To feed them, Singapore has to import more than 90% of its food needs. Now the government has launched an ambitious program: In 2030, Singapore is to cover around 30% of its food consumption from its production,” said Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein, Head and Founder of the Global Food Summit. “At the Global Food Summit, Lim Chuan Poh will explain the ambitious project to implement innovative and sustainable forms of food cultivation in the city.”

Registration is now open for the 2020 Global Food Summit, which will take place from 25 to 26 March 2020 in the Munich Residenz. 

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