Recently, (YB Dato Sri) Dr. Stephen Rundi Utom, Minister of Agriculture Modernization and Regional Development of Sarawak, Malaysia, visited Sky Greens, a vertical farm based in Singapore. The farm is owned by Sky Urban VFS Pte Ltd.
The minister was shown around the entire building, but an introduction to the Sky Greens farming system was given (Photo credits: Sky Greens)
Joining the minister was the Deputy Minister of Agriculture Modernization and Regional Development of Sarawak, YB Datuk Dr. Haji Abdul Rahman Haji Ismail; and the Deputy Minister of Agriculture Modernization and Regional Development of Sarawak, YB Tuan Martin Ben.
As well as MANRED Permanent Secretary, Datu Edwin Abit; Sarawak Veterinary Services Department Director, Dr. Adrian Susin Ambud; and the Acting Director of the Sarawak Department of Agriculture, Mr. Dominic Chunggat.
Inside the hybrid greenhouse, every growing process was shown and discussed (Photo credits: Sky Greens)
During the visit, the minister also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Sarawak Land Development Authority (SLDB) and Sky Urban VFS. The signing confirms the development of additional modern agricultural projects in Sarawak, Malaysia.
The signing of the memorandum (Photo credits: Sky Greens)
Sky Greens is mainly known for its hybrid solution in Singapore, supplying various products to the local market. Amongst their Sky Greens are Chinese greens and cabbage, lettuce, baby greens, spinach, and more. The 9-meter tall frame includes 38 tiers that have various growing trays growing the range of products mentioned above.
Sky Greens' vertical farm was also on the route (Photo credits: Sky Greens)
The trays rotate around the aluminum frame to ensure that the plants receive uniform sunlight, irrigation, and nutrients as they pass through different points in the structure. Sky Urban Solutions' modular aquaculture system is used for rearing food fish such as tilapia and sultan fish on the ground floor in tanks built in freight containers.