Agriculture Archives | Be Korea-savvy

Archive by category Agriculture

China Imposes Safeguard Measures against Imported Sugar

China Imposes Safeguard Measures against Imported Sugar

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – China has announced a safeguard measure against imported sugar exceeding the quota for three years, a move that will hurt South Korean exporters, such as CJ Cheiljedang Corp., a leading food manufacturer, a trade promotion agency said Tuesday.  According to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), China’s Ministry of [...]

Sales of Organic Food Plunge Amid Economic Slump

Sales of Organic Food Plunge Amid Economic Slump

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of organic food products in South Korea have nearly halved in recent years, as the long-term economic slump sees more and more consumers in the country hesitate to open their wallets for eco-friendly and chemical-free produce. What was once fast becoming a popular lifestyle choice on the back [...]

Chungju’s Smart Farming Technologies Bear Fruitful Results

Chungju’s Smart Farming Technologies Bear Fruitful Results

CHUNGJU, South Korea, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, is making optimistic progress with its smart farm initiatives.  The city launched the project in 2015 by equipping a laboratory at the local Agricultural Technology Center with ubiquitous information technology (u-IT).  The horticulture lab, used mainly for plant research and production, can monitor [...]

Norwegian Mackerel Thrive in Korea as Local Fish Stocks Dwindle

Norwegian Mackerel Thrive in Korea as Local Fish Stocks Dwindle

SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) – The local market for mackerel, one of the most popular fish in Korea, is being invaded by fish from Norway with waning catch from local waters.  According to Statistics Korea, $20.32 million worth of mackerel (10,789 tons) was imported from the Scandinavian country in January and February, up by [...]