Feeding Our Future exhibition at SAFRA Choa Chu Kang

Some of us may have visited the local farms in Kranji but are probably less aware of farms like Chew’s Agriculture and Kok Fah Technology Farm. In fact, most of us may not even know that our small island is actually home to about 260 farms as of 2022

It’s common knowledge that Singapore relies heavily on imports from around the world for our food supply. But, as we’ve seen from the recent pandemic, global changes including climate change and disease outbreaks can disrupt our food supply. So, what happens if we are faced with food crises in the future and can’t find alternatives? Well, the answer is pretty simple – we grow more of our own produce, and enhance our food security

Visit the Feeding Our Future: Building an Agri-Food Hub for all exhibition from 2nd-6th September 2023 to find out how Singapore plans to do this.

Get a sneak peek into how your food will be grown in the future

Feeding Our Future Exhibition - New Lim Chu Kang agri-food production hub
An artist’s impression of the future Lim Chu Kang agri-food production hub.
Image credit: Singapore Food Agency

We know what you’re thinking, “our small island got enough land for more farms, meh?” 

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is on it with a master plan to make Lim Chu Kang the flagship agri-food production hub. Here, they’ll be making use of innovative designs such as multi-storey stacked farms and shared facilities to optimise the space we have for farming. This farmland will be productive, sustainable and climate-resilient – talk about growing more with less.

Feeding Our Future Exhibition - local farms in Singapore
Image credit: Singapore Food Agency (SFA) via Facebook

The exhibition will also share more about Singapore’s journey with food from early days till today, highlighting the threats we have faced and overcome by safeguarding our food security to ensure we have enough to feed ourselves. 

Shop fresh local produce at the farmers’ market

Feeding Our Future Exhibition - eggs grown in Singapore
Image credit: SFA

Over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd September, grab the chance to get to know our SG farmers and their produce at the Farmers’ Market. The booths will feature fresh greens, a variety of seafood, and eggs – all farmed right here. Some of the names include Chew’s Agriculture, LivFresh, The Fish Farmer, and Urban Green Dot.

A looped shuttle bus service from Choa Chu Kang MRT and Bukit Panjang MRT stations to SAFRA CCK will be available from 8.45am-2.45pm on both these days to facilitate transport to the exhibition.

Feeding Our Future Exhibition - The Fish Farmer seafood
The Fish Farmer farms Asian seabass, snapper, tilapia, grouper, and pomfret.
Image credit: The Fish Farmer

Supporting local farmers doesn’t just mean you’re helping them to grow their business, it also equates to fresher food for you. Once farmed, the produce travels a short distance within Singapore to reach the markets and supermarket shelves – it doesn’t get any fresher than that

This also means the produce has a much lower carbon footprint. It’s an all-around win-win situation.

Feeding Our Future Exhibition - SG Fresh Produce
Image adapted from: Sustenir Superfoods via Facebook, ComCrop

When shopping for groceries, it’s easy to identify what is grown locally; just look out for the bright red “SG Fresh Produce” badge on the packaging. You can find all sorts of leafy vegetables such as kale, beansprouts, locally produced eggs, and freshwater fish such as barramundi.

You can also look out for the green “Farm-to-Table Recognition Programme” logo when dining out at restaurants or hotels. These indicate that the menu features ingredients procured from local farms.

Farmers’ Market
Location: Level 1, SAFRA Choa Chu Kang
Date: 2nd & 3rd September 2023
Time: 9am-2pm

Participate in a scavenger hunt & play games to win prizes

Feeding Our Future Exhibition - vertical farming
Image credit: Singapore Food Agency (SFA) via Facebook

Here comes the interactive and fun part of the exhibition. Participate in a scavenger hunt by completing simple tasks and stand to win prizes such as a mascot keychain.

There’s also the “Build Your LCK” game where players can have a go at building their own version of the Lim Chu Kang agri-food hub. With a limited budget, you’ll have to decide on the features of the hub and see how your decisions impact output and the environment.

Visit the free exhibition, Feeding Our Future

It may seem like we’re far removed from the global impacts on our food supply. But when some of us couldn’t get our hands on our beloved chicken rice due to a certain ban last year, I’m sure we felt it

It is, therefore, important for us all to be privy to the situation of our food supplies and play a part in ensuring Singapore’s food security. Drop by the exhibition, support local farmers, and find out how else we can contribute to our food future.

Find out more about the Feeding Our Future exhibition


Admission: Free

Location: 28 Choa Chu Kang Drive, Level 5 Function Room, SAFRA Choa Chu Kang, Singapore 689964
Date: 2nd-6th September 2023

  • 2nd September: 12pm-8pm 
  • 3rd-5th September: 9am-8pm 
  • 6th September: 9am-2pm  

This post was brought to you by the Singapore Food Agency.
Cover image adapted from: Singapore Food Agency

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