"The current Covid-19 situation underscores the importance of local food production, as part of Singapore's strategies to ensure food security," authorities said in a statement. "Local food production
mitigates our reliance on imports, and provides buffer in the event of food supply disruptions."
Authorities have repeatedly assured locals that the city-state has sufficient food supplies, amid bouts of panic buying that have gripped the island during the outbreak
In response to the outbreak, authorities aim to speed up local production over the next six months to two years.
This includes providing a S$30 million ($21 million) grant to support production of eggs, leafy vegetables, and fish in the shortest time possible, and identifying alternative farming spaces, such as industrial areas and vacant sites.