Ecosperity Conversations

What Singapore's '30 by 30' Food Security Goal Means for Businesses

As a net food importer, Singapore is exposed to fluctuations in global prices and supply. Our food security is vulnerable to factors such as population growth, rising urbanisation and incomes, climate change, disease outbreaks, and resource scarcities. To strengthen our food security, Singapore has in place three national baskets:

  • diversify import sources
  • grow local to mitigate reliance on imports and buffer against supply disruptions;
  • and grow overseas to help our companies access new and larger markets.

’30 by 30’ raises our ambitions to strengthen the ‘grow local’ basket further – to catalyse our nascent agri-food industry to produce 30% of our nutritional needs by 2030, up from less than 10% today. 

How do we harness technology to ‘grow more with less’? Can Singapore be a forerunner in sustainable urban food solutions, producing affordable food in a highly productive way that employs climate-resilient and sustainable technologies that will enable us to overcome our land, water, energy and manpower constraints? Can we not only solve our own food security challenge, but also export these solutions to benefit other cities like us?

Join Mr Lim Kok Thai, CEO of the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), in a dialogue on what the ’30 by 30’ goal means to Singapore as a responsible global citizen, solving issues in food security, sustainability and climate change. He will also talk about how businesses can play a meaningful role in co-creating solutions on this exciting journey.

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12 NOV 2019
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Temasek International Pte Ltd
 (60B Orchard Road, Tower 2, The Atrium@Orchard)

07:30 – 08:15
Registration & breakfast
45 mins
08:15 – 09:30
What Singapore's '30 by 30' Food Security Goal Means for Businesses
75 mins
Lim Kok Thai speaker frame
Lim Kok Thai

CEO, Singapore Food Agency (SFA)

About the speaker

Singapore Food Agency (SFA)