Corridor Farmers

This interview details Corridor Farmers, an indoor farming company based in Singapore. The interview is with Roc Koh, CEO of Corridor Farmers.

Source: Corridor Farmers

What is the origin story of Corridor Farmers?

Corridor Farmers was established with a vision of “a farm in every corner” to connect produce supply from those small-scale micro farmers, ranging from urban farms, community/allotment and home gardeners to the demand for such produce within the hyper local vicinity. 

The idea was to increase freshness and reduce food waste and food miles, by providing means of distribution to these underserved Microfarmers, where volume and transportation are of concern. 

In Corridor Farmers' initial year, we started with a Carousell like app, something like an eBay for produce, and agri services. Buyer seller list posting and get matches by shortest distance. Think of it like CSA, community-supported agriculture with an app.

Source: Corridor Farmers

However, by the end of the first year, we had to pivot from a tech app-based company to an agro-consultant company as there wasn’t enough traction in Singapore. We identified demographics as the challenge in the local market. The growers in Singapore are mostly elderly and less tech-savvy.

We are currently in the business of building, managing microfarmers, providing educational services and also aggregation services. We see that all green buildings of future circular cities will have greenery, waste and energy infrastructure. We believe some parts of the greenery can be converted into edibles with the intent of supplementing food and social/wellness purposes. And it is in our interest and mission to influence this and push for a farm in every corner by empowering micro-farmers and fostering hyperlocal food distribution.

Source: Corridor Farmers

What are some of the biggest challenges facing your team in the future?

Facing the future, Corridor Farmers anticipates challenges such as incremental climate conditions outdoors resulting in manpower shortage, and crop growth issues. Overcoming and staying resilient through these hurdles is crucial for the company's survivability and sustainability.

Source: Corridor Farmers

What is unique about Corridor Farmers compared to competitors?

What sets Corridor Farmers apart is firstly our service proposition. We build specifically only micro farms with specific intentions and functions such as complimenting needs of F&B owners, hotels, social/ wellness institutes and educational institutions. We also collect all farm data from resources input to yield output for the micro farms we manage with hope they can contribute to ESG reporting.

Corridor Farmers believe in the need to deploy technology appropriately and to practice sustainable agriculture. While we constantly innovate and Corridor Farmers understand that every site may vary in microclimate conditions, hence we provide bespoke designs for our clients’ microfarms. This distinct approach positions the company uniquely among our competitors.

Source: Corridor Farmers

How do you measure the impact of your company so far? (Revenue, Employees, Customer Quantity, Production Volume) etc?

Corridor Farmers core team is lean we have 2 Full Timers with a community of volunteers and part timers. 

Since last year Corridor Farmers has build the following microfarms for Canadian International School, Pathlight School, UTown at National University Singapore and other smaller projects with standard builds. 

We are currently managing the rooftop Aquaponics Farm for Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford, and partnering together for tours and educational sessions.

Our 2022 metrics (2023 is still being review)

What are some goals in 2024 and beyond for Corridor Farmers?

In the coming years, Corridor Farmers plans to

-Double our core team size.

-Venture and capture the indoor hydroponics system leasing market where there are clients/property owners are keen on have an edible centerpiece at lobbies or offices. 

-Consolidate farming partners and onboard them as working partners for educational services.

-Curate a micro farmers framework with emphasis on sustainable practices for non-commercial farm practitioners. 

-Aggregate private dining chefs/micro farmers on a common platform.

These objectives align with the company's commitment to growth and sustainability.

Source: Corridor Farmers

How can people connect with you or learn more about Corridor Farmers?

To stay updated or connect with Corridor Farmers, visit our official website https://www.corridorfarmers.com

For more immediate updates, follow us on Facebook, IG, Tik Tok and LinkedIn @corridorfarmers

Additionally, inquiries can be directed to roc@corridorfarmers.com

Source: Corridor Farmers

Asia Vertical Farming Companies: The 2023 Report

Download the Free Sample Report

Mark-Horler

"For a target audience that is trying to understand the basics of vertical farming, this is a quality newsletter to subscribe to"

- James Pateras, CEO, Modular Farms Australia

North America Vertical Farming Companies: The 2023 Report

Download The Free Sample Report

Mark-Horler

"The North America Vertical Farming Companies Report 2023 aggregates many sources of public information on many different companies so that you don't have to do the research yourself, it's worth the money and saves a lot of time"

- John Ireland, CEO, NTP Technologies

Europe Vertical Farming Companies: The 2023 Report

Download the Free Sample Report

Helen Andrew Spare Harvest

"As a business development manager supporting the indoor agriculture, CEA, and food tech industries, I can say Urban Vine guides and their insider newsletter provide detailed information often difficult to find online."

- Irena Lundberg, CleanTech Invest Stockholm

Middle East Vertical Farming Companies: The 2023 Report

Download the Free Sample Report

Mark-Horler

"As a marketing professional in the indoor agriculture industry, Urban Vine's newsletters, reports and guides are an excellent resource for keeping up-to-date with news and developments in vertical farming."

- Steven Mitchell, Product Manager, Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) UK

All Indoor Farming Company Interviews

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

May 22, 2024

This interview details Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), a research organization based in Finland. The interview is with Saila Karhu, Research Professor at Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). To learn more about Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) and other indoor farming companies, click on this link!

View Full Interview

The indoor growing pods at Canadore College

May 22, 2024

This interview details The indoor growing pods at Canadore College, an indoor farming company based in Canada. The interview is with Angela Proudfoot, Project Administrator Sustainable Food & Clean Water at Canadore College.

View Full Interview

NIAB

May 22, 2024

This interview details NIAB, a crop science organization based in the UK. The interview is with Ros Lloyd, Head of Communications at NIAB. To learn more about NIAB and other indoor farming companies, click on this link!

View Full Interview

Ecocool GmbH

May 22, 2024

This interview details Ecocool GmbH, a packaging solutions provider based in Germany. The interview is with Florian Siedenburg, General Manager of Ecocool GmbH. To learn more about Ecocool GmbH and other indoor farming companies, click on this link!

View Full Interview

Autonomous Greenhouse

May 22, 2024

This interview details Autonomous Greenhouse, an indoor farming technology company based in the Netherlands. The interview is with Silke Hemming, Head Scientific Research Team Greenhouse Technology at Wageningen University & Research. To learn more about Autonomous Greenhouse and other indoor farming companies, click on this link!

View Full Interview

Sapling

May 16, 2024

This interview details Sapling, an indoor farming technology company based in the UK. The interview is with Manish Patel, Managing Director at Sapling Automation Ltd. To learn more about Sapling and other indoor farming companies, click on this link!

View Full Interview

FibreDust

May 16, 2024

This interview details FibreDust, a company based in the United States. The interview is with Andrew D Pidgeon, Director of Marketing at FibreDust. To learn more about FibreDust and other indoor farming companies, click on this link!

View Full Interview

Tindle

May 20, 2024

This interview details Tindle, a company based in the United States. The interview is with Andre Menezes, Co-Founder of Tindle. To learn more about Tindle and other indoor farming companies, click on this link!

View Full Interview

Wageningen Economic Research

May 16, 2024

This interview details Wageningen Economic Research, a social-economic research institute based in the Netherlands. The interview is with Coert Bregman, Horticulture Researcher at Wageningen Economic Research. To learn more about Wageningen Economic Research and other indoor farming companies, click on this link!

View Full Interview

Independent Living Base

May 16, 2024

This interview details Independent Living Base, an indoor farming technology company based in France. The interview is with Pascal Benveniste, President of Independent Living Base. To learn more about Independent Living Base and other indoor farming companies, click on this link!

View Full Interview