Organised by IPI, Republic Polytechnic, Trendlines and Innovation Norway, the AgriFood Innovation Webinar was held from 22 to 24 September 2020 with notable speakers from Singapore, Israel and Norway. They shared insights on the key trends and opportunities in their respective countries’ agrifood ecosystems to develop a sustainable approach to address food security and improved nutrition in Singapore and the regions.
IPI Senior Director Dr Sze Tiam Lin acknowledged the disruptions to global food supply chains during the pandemic and shared in his opening address, “Many major cities experienced lockdown and being locked out from access to agricultural produce from within their own country, which is a serious issue in food security.” He expressed hopes that technology, innovation and collaboration will accelerate and enable more sustainable urban farming solutions in land-scarce Singapore to address domestic food security and also contribute to mitigate the global food challenges.
More than 1,800 AgriFood Innovation Webinar participants from 46 countries learnt about the potential strategies for generating higher plant yield with lesser resources expended; using sensors and imaging technologies for agrifood farms; a wide range of possibilities for alternative protein from seaweed to jackfruit; and how a circular economy with agricultural automation can be created to ensure higher food security.
Find out more about the technologies in IPI’s AgriFood Tech Bundle at https://www.ipi-singapore.org/tech-bundles/agrifood.html