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DIRECTORY OF CERTIFIED COMPANIES IN SINGAPORE 2020/2021
    Organic farming practices have increasingly been adopted worldwide in open field soil- based farms. But there is now a rapid decline in arable farmland and more farms are being developed in urban areas.
DR NGIAM TONG TAU
CHAIRMAN OF SKY URBAN SOLUTIONS HOLDING
requirements. “Organic farming practices have increasingly been adopted worldwide in open field soil-based farms. But there is now a rapid decline in arable farmland and more farms are being developed in urban areas,” said
Dr Ngiam Tong Tau, chairman of Sky Urban Solutions Holding, which owns Sky Greens.
More clean-green
standards
The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is planning to develop ‘clean-green standards’
for urban vegetable farms that adhere to high standards but are not strictly organic. Speaking at the Sky Greens SS 632 Certification Ceremony, on 11 June 20, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, said, “High food standards and stringent regulations help to build trust in Singapore’s food products and services. This in turn enables our farms to gain market share locally and access new markets overseas. Currently, we have a certification scheme to recognise local vegetable farms that adopt the code of ‘Good Agricultural Practice’ as a food safety
 assurance system. Going forward, SFA is looking to develop a set of ‘Clean-Green Standards’ for urban vegetable farms that adhere to high standards but are not strictly organic. This will recognise farms that produce safe, good quality, and nutritious vegetables in a clean, resource- efficient environment with no pesticide use. The standards will be developed together with the industry, academia and consumers.”
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