How Singapore is turning multi-story car parks into farms

And this is no small operation. It supplies nearby retailers with up to 400kg of vegetables a day, says Eyleen Goh, who runs a farm from the top deck of a car park in Singapore.

"Singapore is quite small, but we have many car parks. It is pretty much the dream to have farms here to meet the needs of residents in the community," she says.

At least a dozen of these rooftop farms have now sprouted up across the South East Asian city-state. The government started leasing out the unusual plots in 2020 as part of its plans to increase local food production. The country of 5.5m people currently imports more than 90% of its food.

But space in this densely populated island nation is scarce, and that means land is not cheap. Singapore has some of the world's most expensive properties. One farmer told the BBC that the high cost of his first car park plot meant that he had to give it up and move to a cheaper location.

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