(From left) Professor Cheah Horn Mun, SUSS Assistant Provost and Dean of the College of Lifelong and Experiential Learning, and Mr Thomas Low, Director, Nutrious Farms, with the signed MOUs.
SUSS students can now look forward to being a part of an enabling environment to build a responsible and sustainable agriculture and food ecosystem in Singapore, with the latest partnership between Nutrious Farms and SUSS sealed earlier this year.
The programmes curated by Nutrious Farms and SUSS under this partnership will seek to nurture agri-preneurs and agri-specialists. The students will learn to apply evolving agri-technologies with best farm-to-market practices and develop innovative solutions and business model, with the aim to address Singapore’s food security challenges.
Ms Lee Ru Ying (far right), an SUSS Human Factors in Safety student, showcasing the hydroponics planters and the process of the Agriprenuer Incubation Programme.
In the inaugural Agri-preneur Incubation Programme, students learn and experience the different planting methods, grow their own crops and build a business model around it.
Mr Damien Lam, Director of Nutrious Farms, shared: “We are encouraged by the enthusiasm of the SUSS students as they learn and experiment with different techniques and technologies in an indoor vertical farm right in the heart of the SUSS campus.”