Sky Greens, an urban farm in Lim Chu Kang (Singapore), has been awarded the world's first national standard for organic vegetables grown in urban environments, developed in Singapore to address key challenges such as limited land, lack of soil and water and higher operating costs from energy consumption and manpower constraints.
Sky Greens received the Singapore Standard 632 (SS 632) for organic primary produce certification from certification body Control Union Certifications on Tuesday (June 11).
The certification was developed by the Singapore Standards Council's Food Standards Committee with the support of Singapore Manufacturing Federation-Standards Development Organisation and Enterprise Singapore.
Urban farms worldwide, including importers, exporters and retailers can apply for the SS 632 certification.
A few urban farms including Panasonic's indoor vegetable farm have expressed interest in the SS 632 certification.