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An employee pollinates strawberry plants at Sustenir Agriculture’s indoor farm in SingaporeAn employee pollinates strawberry plants at Sustenir Agriculture’s indoor farm in Singapore May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su

By John Geddie and Edgar Su

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore, the tiny Southeast Asian city-state, is an unlikely place for a farming revolution.

With tiered fish farms, vegetable plots atop office buildings and lab-grown shrimp, the island aims to beef up its own food production and rely less on imports to feed its 5.6 million people.

Singapore produces about 10% of its food but as climate change and population growth threatens global food supplies, it aims to raise that to 30% by 2030 under a plan known as ’30-by-30′.

The challenge is space.

With only 1% of Singapore’s 724

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