Our team members have had more than 30 years of experience in the agricultural sector. Citiponics was set up in 2015 with the aim to supply safe and secure produce for local and overseas market. Our intention is to not only grow locally produced vegetables productively within the constraints of urban space, but to also provide education for the future generations of youth leaders on the importance of sustainable farming.
Having worked in the pesticides industry since 1987, one of our founders, Mr. Teo witnessed the misuse and abuse of pesticides and their effects on food safety. This ignited a spark in him to look for healthier alternatives of growing leafy greens that are safe for consumption. He saw the land constraints as an opportunity to move away from traditional farming and grow towards innovative
This led to the creation of the Aqua Organic System (AOS), a vertical growing system that is built to be optimized for agriculture sustainability through its strategically designed structure, system and functionalities. Our growing towers can now be seen in Singapore, Malaysia, and China.
Citiponics Pte Ltd aims to enrich the lives of communities through sustainable farming technology, education and food accessibility, connecting them to safe and clean food. Sustainable agriculture farming doesn’t have to be complex, everyone should be able to have a stake in it.
Healthy vegetables that are safe and secure for consumption should be a norm. We aim to do this in the most sustainable way possible through our green technology which encourages zero wastes, utilization of vertical spaces as well as minimizing energy consumption.
What we aim to achieve
Ensure the quality of our locally-grown pesticides-free vegetables are comparable to imported pesticides-free vegetables
Simplify the process of growing pesticides-free vegetables in an urban area
Ensure that our growing process has minimal wastage and abide by sustainable farming practices
Process vegetables under HACCP and ISO supervision
Ensure our vegetables produce is made accessible for everyone
Ensure our vegetables produce meet various food safety standards
Help to contribute to Singapore's food security and food safety efforts
Increase students' awareness of the importance
of sustainable farming methods through
Ensure our urban farms have positive impact for the surrounding community
Awards and media
Preparing for a downturn: Seeking Fresh Pastures
The Straits Times article, 21 July 2019
"We produce up to four tonnes every month and supply them to NTUC FairPrice supermarkets."she says, noting that demand has outstripped supply since the farm started operations in February.
Lianhe Zaobao Singapore, 18 April 2019