WUR part of international collaboration to further accelerate vertical farming in Singapore

April 18, 2023

Singapore's vertical farming industry and international research institutes – including Wageningen University & Research (WUR) - have taken a significant step forward with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between several leading companies in the field. The MOU was signed between Growy, WUR, National University of Singapore, Republic Polytechnic, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) and Nanyang Technological University.

The vertical farming industry in Singapore has been growing rapidly in recent years, with more and more companies utilizing the method to produce food in a sustainable and efficient way. Vertical farming is seen as a solution to the challenges of limited land resources and food security.

The MOU aims to promote international collaboration to further develop vertical farming in Singapore. The parties will work together to share knowledge and expertise in the areas of research and development, technology, and operations.

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Bridge between Netherlands and Singapore

Additionally witnessed by the National Research Foundation, the Dutch deputy ambassador, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), and Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), bridging the research ecosystems from the Netherlands and Singapore, with the intention to take up the challenge of 30by30 and beyond as important partners for Singapore in this development.

All signees have a common goal of advancing the state of vertical farming technology, increasing production efficiency, and reducing the environmental impact of agriculture.

With the signing of this MOU, Singapore's vertical farming industry is expected to continue its growth trajectory and become a global leader in sustainable agriculture. This is a significant development for Singapore as it seeks to ensure sustainable food production for its population.