Apart from the broadening of fields of research, its applicability to those actually growing the food is another area to be looked into. “No farmers, no food,” says Kenny Eng simply. “Technology alone won’t grow food.” The director of horticultural company Nyee Phoe Group and the immediate past president of Kranji Countryside Association has been working closely with farmers for the past 15 years, and has observed the impact agri-tech has made in the industry.
STORY BY KOH YUEN LIN . The Peak Magazine