Singapore currently produces less than 10% of vegetables and fish for local consumption. To strengthen domestic food security and contribute to long-term economic growth, we have set a nationwide goal to produce 30% of the country's nutritional needs locally by 2030. In the urban agriculture space, we have seen a increasing number of local urban farms that are adopting advanced technologies and smart farming systems to produce high agricultural produce which are fresh and clean (synthetic pesticide free).
SS 661: 2020 is developed to meet consumers' increasing demand for higher quality and more sustainable food sources. It aims to support the local farming sector to be more productive, innovative and resource efficient to enhance our nation's food resilience.
This standard strives to help urban farms establish a clean and green urban agriculture production system by optimising operational efficiency to grow food in a clean and sustainable environment. This will enable them to better brand their products and capture new market opportunities. The standard includes requirements on farming techniques, practices, and key indicators for farms to monitor their resource consumption and waste management, together with a specification for a quality, safe and clean product.
This event is co-organised by Singapore Manufacturing Federation - Standards Development Organisation and Republic Polytechnic. It is supported by Enterprise Singapore and Singapore Food Agency.
3.00 pm - Welcome Address
Mr Sim Choon Siong, Executive Director, Quality & Excellence Enterprise Singapore
3.10 pm - Keynote Address
Dr Tan Lee Kim, Director-General, Food Administration & Deputy Chief Executive, Singapore Food Agency
3.20 pm - Overview of SS 661
3.30 pm - Meeting the technical requirements of the SS 661
4.00 pm - Sustainable urban agriculture farming: Opportunities & challenges in Singapore & the region
4.10 pm - Top trends in fresh produce in 2021
4.30 pm - Capability and training development in urban agriculture
4.50 pm - Q & A session
5.00 pm - End
What You Will Learn
- Insights into the agri-food industry sector, and the challenges and opportunities ahead
- Learn more about SS 661: 2020 and how it can benefit your business
- Hear from local urban farm, grocery retailer and training institution which share about the implementation process of SS 661: 2020 and the impact of the standard domestically and regionally
The webinar may be of interest to the following:
- Food and beverage retailers, suppliers and distributors
- Food manufacturers
- Urban agri-food production companies/start-ups
- Agri-tech system providers/integrators
- Trade associations
- Conformity assessment bodies
- Research institutions