Do you know where your food comes from?
Singapore currently imports more than 90% of our food from more than 170 countries and regions.
Due to competing land use needs, only around two square kilometres (200ha) of land in Singapore is used for land-based food farms presently. Our local food farms in 2019, collectively produced 14%, 26% and 10% of our leafy vegetables, eggs and fish consumption respectively.
To strengthen Singapore’s food security, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is pursuing three broad strategies called the 3 Food Baskets:
Diversify import sources to reduce risk of reliance on any single food supply source
Grow local to provide buffer supply in event of overseas supply disruptions
Grow overseas to help local companies expand abroad and export food back
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