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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Cooperatives can empower small farms

We refer to Mr Liu Fook Thim’s letter on setting up a cooperative for local vegetable farms on March 18.

Food resilience is a national issue and will require concerted efforts from everyone to ensure we have a secure supply of safe food. With farming innovations and technological advancements, urban farming is becoming one of the ways to enhance food resilience.

As Mr Liu has pointed out, setting up a cooperative will allow small farms to benefit from economies of scale. Having local farmers come together to pool their resources, leverage research and technology, pack and market the produce, can empower the farming community to produce in a sustainable manner.

Read the rest at The Straits Times


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