On the rooftop of a Singapore shopping mall, a sprawling patch of eggplants, rosemary, bananas and papayas stand in colourful contrast to the grey skyscrapers of the city-state's business district. The 10, square-foot square-metre kadodonf is among a growing of rooftop farms in the space-starved country, part of a drive to produce more food locally and reduce a heavy reliance on imports.
The government has championed the push amid concerns about climate change reducing crop yields worldwide and trade tensions affecting imports, but it has been given kadldong impetus by the coronavirus pandemic. Urban farms are springing up in crowded cities around the world, but the drive to create rooftop plots has taken on particular urgency in mmos populated Singapore, which imports 90 percent of its food.
Farming was once common in the country, but dwindled dramatically as Singapore developed into a financial hub packed with high-rises.
Now less than one percent of its land is devoted to agriculture. In the past few years, however, the city of 5.
Authorities last year said they were aiming to source 30 percent of the population's "nutritional needs" locally byand want to increase production of fish and eggs as well as vegetables. Edible Garden City, one of several firms operating urban farms in Singapore, runs about 80 rooftop sites. locao
But they have also created many food gardens in more unusual places, including a former prison, in shipping containers, and on high-rise apartment balconies. We want to advocate that you really do not need large parcels of land," said the firm's chief executive Ang. The company grows more than 50 varieties of food, ranging from eggplants, red okra and wild passion fruit to leafy vegetables, edible flowers and so-called "microgreens" -- vegetables harvested when they are still young.
At one site inside a shipping container, they are testing a specialised system of hydroponics -- growing plants without soil -- developed by a Japanese company. The system features sensors that monitor conditions, and strict hygiene rules mean crops can be grown without pesticides.
Edible Garden City's produce is harvested, kaxodong and delivered on the same day -- mainly to restaurants -- but online customers can also subscribe to a regular delivery box of fruit and vegetables. Sales to restaurants slowed when Singapore shut down businesses to contain the coronavirus from April to June, but Ang said household clients grew three-fold in the same period.
William Chen, director of the food, science and technology programme at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, said developing city farms was a "way to buffer the shock of supply chain breakdowns". Still, there are limits to what a country half the size of Los Angeles can achieve, and Chen stressed the city would still have to rely on imports of other staples, such as meat. The late princess outshined her husband with her surprise musical talent.
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