Agricultural giant panasonic want to do? Take up Singapore 5% fruit and vegetable market


which is famous for its TV and home theater systems of the Japanese electronics firm panasonic, turned to grow vegetables in some factory, to Singapore now offer their cultivated radish, and lettuce.

the panasonic began to set up Japanese restaurant in Singapore last week sales of fresh agricultural products, according to what they say is the agricultural growth in Japan’s first authorized indoor vegetable farms.

panasonic said, this shows the company to further promote agricultural technology and the shortage of land resources in Singapore ambition, to reduce its totally dependent on food imports. “We believe that the agriculture is a potential growth portfolio, given the global shortage of arable land, climate change and growing demand for high quality food and stable food supply,” Hideki Baba, panasonic factory solutions, managing director of the Asia Pacific region, told reporters in an interview.

at panasonic the indoor vegetable plant production capacity of only 3.6 tons, the production of 10 kinds of crops, including mini carrot, spinach, etc.

close for some time, the Japanese consumer electronics giant, the overall decline, turning “indoor farming” have the favour of other high-tech companies in Japan. Fujitsu factories in fukushima province foster lettuce, and sharp, is in dubai testing indoor planting strawberries.

panasonic in the suburbs of Singapore factory covers an area of 248 square meters, the park with pink purple light leds by plants, and replaced the standard fluorescent lamp. Company can be realized on plant growth temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide levels of monitoring and control.

the company’s goal is in by the end of March 2017, crops can produce more than 30 varieties, and will take up the local vegetable market share of 5%. It is said that in this factory the cultivation of vegetables is probably came from Japan air half the price.

panasonic said, due to the low self-sufficiency in Singapore and the limited land resources, so it is the ideal indoor farm.

high population densities, the world’s second Singapore, more than ninety percent of the food are dependent on imports.

according to the Singapore agriculture grain and Veterinary (Agri – Food and Veterinary Authority), according to Singapore in 2013, production of nearly 22000 tons of vegetables, the figure in 2004 was 17000 tons. And as many as 515000 tons of vegetables all imports last year.

in the Economist Intelligence Unit (Economist Intelligence Unit) in the global food security index in 109 countries, ranked fifth in Singapore, the government hopes to diversify its food source, more dependent on the production of eggs, fish and vegetables.

in addition, panasonic has coming up with funds and technology to aid the local vertical farming company Sky Greens. The company within the three-storey, greenhouse, plant leaf vegetables fruits and vegetables. The Sky Greens 600 vertical greenhouse, intends to swell to 2000 next year. Fresh every day production 1 ton of vegetables supply to local FairPrice supermarkets. Some farms in Singapore also use soilless cultivation or hydroponic cultivation of plants.

agricultural science and technology expert Lee Sing Kong, points out that Singapore can enhance the food safety of perishable items, such as vegetables, they don’t like grain stored for a long time, but you can through the cultivation of new technology to improve productivity.

biological sciences professor at nanyang technological university in Singapore Lee Sing Kong stressed that must be on their own production of crops, one thousand supply disruptions, can also slow down the impact.

but the country’s local crop prices are still high. Sky Greens production of vegetables, the price is twice as many vegetables imported to China.