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POSCO International to Deliver Agricultural Tech to Myanmar

POSCO International to Deliver Agricultural Tech to Myanmar

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — POSCO International Corp., a South Korean general trading company, is stepping up to support local farmers and the food value chain through cooperation between the public and private sectors. The affiliate of South Korean steel giant POSCO signed a memorandum of understanding with the Rural Development Administration (RDA) on [...]

S. Korea’s Exports of Agricultural Goods Up 4.4 pct in H1

S. Korea’s Exports of Agricultural Goods Up 4.4 pct in H1

SEOUL, July 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Thursday its exports of agricultural goods and foodstuffs advanced 4.4 percent on-year in the first six months of 2020 as the global new coronavirus pandemic has sparked higher demand for processed products. The country’s outbound shipments of agricultural products and foodstuffs reached US$3.6 billion in the [...]

After Potato Promotion, Gangwon Province Moves On to Asparagus

After Potato Promotion, Gangwon Province Moves On to Asparagus

CHUNCHEON, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Consumers are paying keen attention to a special online sales promotion of asparagus, which is underway this month in Gangwon Province following a similar promotion involving potatoes last month. Since April 20, the province has been selling 1-kilogram boxes of asparagus produced by farmers for 7,000 won (US$5.74). The promotion [...]

Why S. Korean Governors are Selling Vegetables on Social Media

Why S. Korean Governors are Selling Vegetables on Social Media

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) — While businesses across South Korea are struggling to survive the fallout from the new coronavirus, which has affected more than 8,000 here, provincial governors have come up with creative ideas to help local farmers. Gov. Choi Moon-soon, who calls himself the “governor who sells potatoes” on his Twitter profile, [...]