AbyFarm was one of six that were awarded tenders by the Singapore Food Authority to begin the establishment of urban farms on the rooftop of multi-story carparks in Singapore. These tenders were issued in line with Singapore’s goal of producing 30% of its nutritional needs locally by 2030.
Having attained the Tender, abyFarm aims to begin construction in the next few months and launch in the first half of 2021. “The farm will be entirely automated, with real-time technology used to control the environment within the greenhouse, and to consistently monitor the crops and identify early the possibility of bad crops, which will ensure its quality,” says Ms Phoebe Xie, 30, director and co-founder of abyFarm.
The farm targets a yield of 20 tonnes of fruits and vegetables each year, with the company looking to harvest local favourites, such as kang kong and kai lan as well as other types of produce like mushrooms, figs and Japanese melon.