SINGAPORE (Nov 16): Earlier this year, Avarga, formerly known as UPP Holdings, said it was acquiring a 23.08% stake in local start-up Archisen for up to $1.5 million in three separate tranches.

Ian Tong, Avarga’s executive director, is on ­Archisen’s board. Tong is also the executive director of The Edge Media Group, which publishes The Edge Singapore.

While indoor farming is not new, high-tech IoT-enabled farm Archisen is drawing on technical expertise from its partners to improve tis production within a controlled environment, shielded from the vagaries of weather that have tormented farmers since the dawn of civilisation.

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