30 Sep '14, 10am

Singapore jumping more than 10 spots in the Global Food Security Index “is no mean feat”: Khaw …

Singapore jumping more than 10 spots in the Global Food Security Index “is no mean feat”: Khaw …

SINGAPORE: Singapore jumped from 16th in fifth out of 109 countries in the Economic Intelligence Unit's Global Food Security Index (GFSI) - a result Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan deemed "not bad". "Moving up 11 notches on the GFSI for a tiny city-state without much agricultural land is no mean feat," wrote Mr Khaw in a blogpost Tuesday (Sep 9). The report, conducted by the Economic Intelligence Unit and sponsored by DuPont, was released on May 28 this year. The GFSI measures three key areas - availability, affordability and quality and safety of food - and Singapore came in 11th, 2nd and 27th in each category, respectively. Writing that Singapore's challenges are "especially acute" due to the high reliance on food imports, Mr Khaw added that the "challenges can be addressed with sound policies and practical strategies". He pointed out that the improvement...

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