07 October 2016
Singapore may have a small agriculture sector and has to import over 90 per cent of its food, but it can play a role in food security.
Making this point yesterday, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan said Singapore is keen to share its technology and R&D with other Asean member states.
“Even though the agriculture sector is small in Singapore, we can contribute and play our part in food security,” he said at the opening ceremony of the 38th Meeting of the Asean Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) yesterday at Marina Mandarin hotel.
… Professor Paul Teng, adjunct senior fellow in food security in the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said Singapore can take the lead in using biotechnology to produce new crop varieties that are more weather- and pest-resilient.
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Last updated on 07/10/2016