Food security is a matter of national security.
Given that we import over 90% of our food, Singapore is vulnerable to volatilities in the global food market and disruptions in our food supplies.
This vulnerability will become more acute in time, as global crop yields are estimated to decline by up to 25 percent by 2050 due to climate change impacts such as rising temperatures and extreme weather conditions such as floods or droughts.
More so than ever, we have to rise up and change the game.
Climate change and food security
While the Global Food Security Index assessed Singapore as one of the most food secure countries in the world, climate change requires us to act early; climate change requires us to game change food security.
Our 3 Food Baskets – our game plan for food security
Just as we have four National Taps for our water supply, we have 3 food baskets to build up our food security.
Enhancing Food Security: 30-by-30 Vision
Our vision is to develop the capability and capacity of our agri-food industry to produce 30 per cent of Singapore’s nutritional needs locally by 2030 (i.e., 30 by 30).
This will require the industry to transform, be highly productive and employ climate-resilient and sustainable technologies to grow more food with less resources.