Introducing HERBIE @ AFTEA Singapore!


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On the 26-28th October, the Ripe team made our way down to sunny Singapore to showcase our GrowBots at Agri-Food Tech Expo Asia!

Agri-Food Tech Expo Asia (AFTEA) is a partner event of the annual Singapore International Agri-Food Week (SIAW) organised by Temasek, Singapore Food Agency, Economic Development Board, Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board, Rethink Events and Constellar.

SIAW aims to gather world’s leading players and stakeholders from the global agri-food industry to share best practices, showcase the latest technologies, to tap business opportunities, and to collaborate towards greater security and sustainability in Asia’s Agri-Food system.


Mr Alvin Tan, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry (Singapore) & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) was also invited as the Guest of Honour. At the event, MOS Tan announced the launch of the Urban Agriculture Centre of Innovation, established with support from Enterprise Singapore.

We’re also proud to share that Memoranda of Understanding were inked at the forum between Republic Polytechnic & their industry partners, including us here at Ripe Fresh! This is part of the ongoing efforts to deepen #collaboration across the diverse urban agriculture landscape.


We even got to introduce our GrowBots, HERBIE and WALLY, to MOS Alvin Tan at our booth as well!


It was an honour to be able to exhibit again under the Thought For Food pavilion as a TFF community member, especially getting to meet some friendly faces we've met before at the MIFB expo in KLCC earlier this year! Thought For Food is a global non-profit foundation supporting Agri Food Tech startups to showcase their solutions and strengthen their connections while accelerating their impact regionally and globally.



We had such a blast at AFTEA and made so many meaningful connections, connecting with other agri-food players in this growing industry, and working together to ensure global food security. Til next year!