Turn empty spaces into urban farms to grow food

Vertical farming systems can maximise use of space in an urban context.

WITH the Covid-19 pandemic highlighting the importance of food self-sufficiency, it is probably time for Malaysians to turn empty urban spaces into farms. Urban farming is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in or around urban areas.

Although our country is rich in natural resources, we are still highly dependent on high-value imported foods. Currently, our self-sufficiency level (SSL) for fruits, vegetables and meat products is 78.4%, 44.6% and 22.9% respectively.

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