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Salutions Collab joins Urban Farming Partners initiative on irrigation issues

Posted on 7 May 2018

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R&D specialist on fresh water supply to greenhouses, Salutions Collab, is to collaborate with Urban Farming Partners to set up their first urban farm in Singapore.

Urban farms will play an important role in increasing Singapore’s food security and Salutions Collab wants to contribute with its knowhow on the supply of irrigation water to ‘vertical’ greenhouses.

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 Impression of an integrated urban commercial farm in Singapore, as proposed by the Urban Farming Partners.

Farming concepts in Asian megacities
Urban Farming Partners is an initiative of Dutch experts in food, logistics and urban planning to setup urban farming concepts in megacities in Asia: from traditional horizontal greenhouses to vertical farming and roof-top agriculture.

Together with local partners, the consortium is well on its way to establishing the first urban farming concepts in Singapore.

In Asian cities the demand for fresh fruit and vegetables is growing rapidly while the space to grow these products is limited.

Urban farming connects to this trend with its short supply-lines from farm to consumer, guaranteeing fresh fruit and vegetables at all times.

Fresh water supply
Salutions Collabs now collaborates with Urban Farming Partners, strengthening the consortium with its know-how and expertise in supplying freshwater to greenhouses.

Rain-water harvesting, water reuse and aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) to balance water demand and supply, innovations developed by Allied Water’s Salutions Collab, will be fundamental in tackling irrigation water supply challenges.

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Example of indoor vertical farming with stacked layers.

About Salutions Collab
Salutions Collab is one of the R&D projects of Allied Waters, a public-private partnership (PPP) dedicated to implementing innovations in the urban water cycle that are ‘driving the circular economy’. The initiative reflects the Dutch water sector’s desire to create solutions to the key water problems, both within and outside of Europe.

About Urban Farming Partners
Urban Farming Partners, a group of experts in the fields of food, logistics, planning and architecture, are working together with the Dutch Government, to team up with partners in Singapore and investors on the issue of urban farming that has a high potential, especially in densely built-up areas like Singapore.

This news item was originally published on the website of Allied Waters


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More information
Allied Waters/Salutions Collab
Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
+31 30 6069 600
www.alliedwaters.com

Urban Farming Partners
Coordinator Urban Farming Partners
+31 6 46 26 00 25
www.urbanfarmingpartners.sg
and
Embassy of the Netherlands in Singapore
+65 673 91 152
www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/countries/singapore

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