Agriculture

The chief agricultural produces of Singapore before the World War II were rubber and coconut. Though the productions of these two agricultural produces have reduced grossly due to post war industrialization and urbanization, Singapore still maintains its base in agriculture and it is agriculture that forms an intrinsic part of country's growing economy. The agro industries are prospering due to fresh supply of farm produces like fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, eggs and pork. Continuous researches are carried out for the improvement of agriculture by the aid of science and technology.

Various agro technology farms have been generated for ensuring high quality farming. The major agricultural produces of Singapore are fruits, orchids, vegetables, mushrooms and variety of ornate plants. The mushroom cultivation in Singapore has increased in a dramatic way due to productive research on mushroom farming by Mushroom Unit of the Primary Production Development.

A considerable amount of agro exports in Singapore consists of orchid flowers. Millions of currency adds to the country's domestic market from the orchid exports produced by multitudes of orchid farms in Singapore. Pig farming is a popular farming industry in Singapore. To meet the growing demands from various foreign countries the various poultry farms in Singapore maintain a good number of broilers and breeders. Fresh fishes are also popular agricultural produce that have great demand in the international market. The Jurong Port is a major fishing point from where a large amount of fishes are supplied to the domestic and foreign market.

The fishing industry is growing with the establishment of various marine fish farms producing high quality fishes. There is also good number of licensed fish farms producing colorful decorative fishes for aquarium displays. Tampines Aquarium Fish Farming Estate is top name in aquarium fish farming. Prawn farming has also gained popularity in Singapore with due course of time.


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