Singapore's vegetable, seafood production decline in 2023

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SINGAPORE, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's vegetable and seafood production last year decreased 15 percent and 8 percent from 2022, according to an annual food statistics report issued by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) Monday.

The SFA blamed delays in farm development during COVID-19 and inflationary pressures for the decline.

Meanwhile, Singapore's hen shell egg production increased 12 percent year-on-year in 2023 as some farms improved their production capacity.

Singapore's local agriculture and food sector primarily comprises egg, vegetable, and seafood farms. The farms produced 685 million eggs, 16,900 tonnes of vegetables, and 4,100 tonnes of seafood last year.

In 2023, Singapore imported more than 90 percent of its food from 187 countries and regions.

The city-state vows to produce 30 percent of its nutrition needs locally by 2030. However, local media said the Singaporean agriculture industry has not met 10 percent of the nutrition demands yet. Enditem

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