Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu

Singaporeans urged to ‘buy local’ due to Malaysian vegetable farms being hit by floods

Singaporeans have been urged to buy locally grown vegetables to support farms and businesses here and mitigate prices as farms across the Causeway continue to be inundated by floods. This will help local farmers stay in business and encourage them to produce more, said Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu.

She said in a Facebook post: “The heavy rain over the past few days has inundated farms in Malaysia. Vegetable prices in Malaysia may rise, and we will likely feel the impact.” She added that the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment has been working with farmers to ramp up local production to keep price increases of vegetables under control.

“I encourage Singaporeans to #SupportLocal as much as you can, and not only when there are price hikes for imports. Let’s all help to grow a vibrant agri-food ecosystem in Singapore,” she said. The ongoing floods in Johor are among the worst in Malaysia, with all ten districts in the state hit by flood waters caused by non-stop rain since late February.


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