Veera Sekaran, Founder and Director, VertiVegies

Veera Sekaran, Founder and Director, VertiVegies

Trendsetters: VertiVegies
Land-scarce Singapore is usually not a country that comes to mind when we think of agriculture. The Republic aims to produce 30 per cent of its food needs by 2030, against the current less than 10 per cent. But with the use of advanced technology and learning from other small yet successful food exporting countries, it seems like Singapore could thrive in the food industry. How likely can Singapore achieve this target by 2030? Veera Sekaran, Founder and Director of VertiVegies weighs in. He explains why and how the food and agritech industry is taking flight in Singapore, especially with greater support from the government. He also shares why the gap between pushing for new technology and training new urban farmers is affecting the rate at which new talents enter the agritech industry, and what can be done to overcome this gap.

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