With global panic buying, some countries moving towards food protectionism and more nations going into lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, food security has been thrust into the spotlight. Local production helps mitigate reliance on imports and serves as a buffer during supply disruptions to import sources, which contributes to our food security. According to the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), the 77 leafy vegetable farms here, including 25 indoors and two on rooftops, accounted for 14 per cent of total consumption last year. Three hen-shell egg farms made up 26 per cent of total consumption, while 122 fish farms (110 coastal fish farms and 12 land-based ones) contributed 10 per cent.
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