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Industry

Agriculture, together with forestry and fisheries, contributes less than 0.5% to the Singapore’s GDP (2010), less than 0.5% of land is given over to agricultural use and approximately 1% of the population is employed in the sector. What industry does exist caters primarily for local consumption – as seen in the local production of eggs, fish, poultry and vegetables – or consists of ornamental fish and orchids which are used as exports. This production accounts for less than 10% of the nation’s own food, forcing Singapore to be highly dependent on food imports and as a result food security is a very prominent issue (2011). Agriculture is run by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore. Its role is to ensure an adequate and consistent supply of fresh food, whilst supporting the industry, especially in the fields of commercial and high-tech farming.

Agriculture organisations in Singapore
Animal & Plant Health Centre

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