Scaling Up Commercial Urban Agriculture to Meet Food Demand in Singapore: An Assessment of the Viability of Leafy Vegetable Production Using Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting in a 2017 Land Tender (First Tranche)
Montesclaros, Jose Ma. Luis; Liu, Stella; Teng, Paul P.S. | February 2018
Given the attention to high value local food production, as well as the release of the fixed-price tenders, we conducted an economic analysis of scaling urban agri-tech farms in Singapore for leafy vegetables. The objective of this study is to determine to what extent PFAL-based commercial farming of leafy vegetables can be scaled up, by investigating both the demand and supply of locally grown leafy vegetables. The study is limited to the tendered land by AVA (first tranche, announced in May 2017, for leafy vegetable production), but can be expanded to assess the financial viability of commercial urban agriculture in other settings. Findings will be relevant to cities around the world which face the same land constraints as Singapore; ASEAN countries which share a similar culture and climate; and the local Singaporean government which has embarked on a number of initiatives to further leafy vegetable production in the country.
CitationMontesclaros, Jose Ma. Luis; Liu, Stella; Teng, Paul P.S.. 2018. Scaling Up Commercial Urban Agriculture to Meet Food Demand in Singapore: An Assessment of the Viability of Leafy Vegetable Production Using Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting in a 2017 Land Tender (First Tranche). © S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/8499.
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