06 Sep '17, 4am

Could vertical fish farms be Singapore's answer to food security

Riding the wave of urban farming in Singapore, two local companies have come up with a solution to boost food security—vertical fish farms. The urban farming model Floating Ponds, which took four years of work and S$2 million to develop, was unveiled on Tuesday at a press conference by consulting firm Surbana Jurong and Apollo Aquaculture Group. Tan Yok Joo, deputy director, architecture, at Surbana Jurong, said at the event that Singapore faces a space crunch when it comes to traditional farming. Projected population growth is set to further challenge the nation’s ability to meet its energy, water and food needs. Singapore consumed 86,352 tonnes of fish last year, of which local farms provided 6,536 tonnes or 7.6 per cent, according to a report by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore. A pond at Apollo Aquaculture Group’s three-tier Floating Ponds farm. Image:...

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