“In land-scarce Singapore, only 8% of vegetables consumed are grown on local farms – but this is set to change as Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific partners with Ootoya Japanese Restaurant for the commercial supply of locally harvested vegetables from its indoor farm.

A range of premium Japanese leafy and root vegetables are being cultivated in Singapore’s first licensed indoor vegetable farm with controlled and optimised conditions.

Panasonic aims to contribute to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority’s (AVA) vision of raising self-sufficiency level for leafy vegetables through its technology and harvest. The company aims to increase its contribution to local production from the current 0.015% to 5% by FY2016, the fiscal year ending March 2017.”

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