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S. Korea’s Rice Consumption Down Average 2.3 pct Annually over 3 Decades

S. Korea’s Rice Consumption Down Average 2.3 pct Annually over 3 Decades

SEJONG, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s per capita annual rice consumption fell an average 2.3 percent annually over the past three decades, data showed Thursday. Per capita average annual rice consumption hit a record low of 61 kilograms in 2018, compared with a record high of 136.4 kilograms in 1970, according to the [...]

Bulk of S. Korea’s Farmland Belongs to People Over 60

Bulk of S. Korea’s Farmland Belongs to People Over 60

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The bulk of farmland in South Korea is owned by people over 60, data from the Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI) showed Friday, raising concerns about the long-term sustainability of the country’s agricultural sector. The latest findings, based on information collected from Statistics Korea, showed that seniors control around [...]

S. Korea to Invest 248 bln Won in Smart Farming in 2020

S. Korea to Invest 248 bln Won in Smart Farming in 2020

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to allocate a whopping 248 billion won (US$203 million) for next year to nurture the country’s smart farming industry, Seoul’s agriculture ministry said Tuesday. The budget, which must be approved by parliament later this year, marks a more than 50-percent surge from 162 billion won earmarked [...]

Gunsan Introduces Drones to Prevent Heat Illnesses Among Farmers

Gunsan Introduces Drones to Prevent Heat Illnesses Among Farmers

GUNSAN, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Gunsan in North Jeolla Province revealed on Tuesday that it is using drones to patrol farmland to detect any cases of heat-related illness. Drones are being deployed in the summer to locate farmers who are exposed to dangers of heat-related illnesses. If there are seniors working [...]

Insects Including Meal Beetle and Silkworm Now Classified as Livestock

Insects Including Meal Beetle and Silkworm Now Classified as Livestock

SEJONG, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Some insects will be classified as “livestock” and farms that raise such insects will be able to receive various benefits for breeding them. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said Wednesday that it has revised the enforcement regulation of the livestock law to recognize insects as livestock [...]

Consumers Embrace ‘Ugly Fruit’ to Save Money

Consumers Embrace ‘Ugly Fruit’ to Save Money

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — So-called ‘ugly fruits’ with defects are increasingly popular at online markets. Fruits with defects have either been affected by bugs or have problems in appearance and went unsold at supermarkets and other places, discarded as ‘ugly fruits.’ E-commerce company TMON Inc. said Sunday that sales of ‘ugly fruit’ jumped [...]