Singrow: Agritech for Strawberry Farming in Asia

Singrow has proprietary capabilities in precision agritech, and a pilot strawberry farm is nearing completion in Singapore. Their work champions resilience in food supply, and better environmental outcomes through lowering overall carbon footprints in food production.

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Singrow Pte Ltd

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Beneficiaries

SDGs covered

Endorsed by

AgFunder Asia Pte Ltd

Market of Implementation

  • Singapore

Problem

Supplying fresh produce to mega-cities is becoming increasingly difficult and environmentally unsustainable. Some challenges include long food miles and cold chains that generate high carbon footprint, seasonal supply of goods, food waste, limited food choices and more.


In the Singapore context, being able to grow food locally would be the ideal solution, but neither rooftop nor conventional indoor farming would be efficient and cost-effective enough to make a substantial difference.

At Singrow, we are innovating how agritech and food production is being done.

Solution

At Singrow, we are developing a new, proprietary protocol for cultivating premium-quality, seasonal bearing strawberries in a temperate climate. We have been able to mitigate the use of energy-intensive air-conditioning, resulting in a significantly lower energy use compared to similar farms.


The use of hydroponic systems for cultivation further enables reduced water use, providing further benefits to the environment. Coupled with an accelerated cultivation cycle, this know-how enables us to produce more fruits and vegetables with less resources compared to conventional methods.

With our advanced and standardized indoor growing protocol, we also make it possible to train employees with no farming experience into "green fingers", within a short period of time.

Type of Carbon Reduced/Sequestered

CO2 (Carbon Dioxide)

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