Jungle Talks to Singapore

11-10-2021    16:48   |    Goedemorgen

City state Singapore is maybe not the first destination that comes to mind as a hotbed for horticultural innovations. However, its ambitious 30/30 plan: making sure that 30% of all fresh produce needed for its inhabitants is being produced within its borders by 2030, does put the spotlight on Controlled Environment Agriculture and all that is necessary and desirable to actually turn this ambition into reality. Therefore ‘Jungle Talks to the World’ travels to Asia again to find out more about Singapore and CEA, its current situation and its future.

Thursday 14 October & Thursday 21 October 2021 (16.00 – 17.00 hrs CET)

Agricultural Counsellor Joost van Uum (based in Jakarta) together with Agricultural Assistant Sabine Poelmann (based in Singapore) will kick off this session with a general overview of what is going on in Singapore today when it comes to CEA, especially in the light of the 30/30 ambition. Afterwards, Peter Barber, CEO and co-owner of Comcrop will share experiences in rooftop farming. Thomas Ruiter is involved in more ‘traditional’ greenhouse production for Agri Solutions Asia, how does that work in city state Singapore? Lastly, Vivek Jadhav, CEO of Precede will tell the audience more about indoor farming and its future in Singapore.

Presenter Ed Smit will introduce his guests during the first episode on October 14 and will dive into various themes the week after, on October 21. He’ll discuss issues like labor, energy and sustainability with his guest. In addition, he and his guests will take the audience fast forward to January 1, 2030: Is Singapore for at least 30% self-sufficient and the food produced in an efficient and sustainable way? Or is that percentage even much higher? Has Singapore become a beacon of hope for future generations where it comes to food production?

If you’re interested to know more about Singapore, do not miss these episodes of Jungle Talks to the World. In 2 hours you’ll get a good overview of the current situation in horticulture and how its ambitions will impact the future. Tune in on Thursday 14 October and 21 October at 16.00 CET via www.paprikatastyradio.nl.  

‘Jungle Talks to Singapore’ is powered by Paprika Tasty Radio and Jungle Talks and supported by Netherlands Agricultural Network. Following the radio shows, all ‘Jungle Talks to’ episodes can be downloaded as podcast from Open Spotify via this link:


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