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Agricultural Products Fertilized with Starbucks Coffee Compost Return to Customers

Agricultural Products Fertilized with Starbucks Coffee Compost Return to Customers

SEOUL, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks coffee grounds are composted and sprayed on farmland, and agricultural products grown as food for the compost will be reborn as Starbucks products. Starbucks Coffee Korea Co. announced on Tuesday that it had signed a mutually beneficial agreement with the city of Pyeongtaek on Monday, along with the [...]

Provincial Gov’t Develops Master Plan for Cultivating Subtropical Plants

Provincial Gov’t Develops Master Plan for Cultivating Subtropical Plants

CHEONGJU, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Technological work has begun to develop 17 types of functional subtropical vegetables and 11 types of fruit trees, including chayote, papaya, apple mango and noni, suitable for growing in North Chungcheong Province. Chungcheongbuk-do Agricultural Research and Extension Services announced on Wednesday that it has established a master plan to [...]

Rural Development Administration Develops Smart Livestock Management System

Rural Development Administration Develops Smart Livestock Management System

SEJONG, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Rural Development Administration (RDA) has developed a new livestock management system that uses information and communication technology (ICT) to allow for the management of livestock anywhere at any time. “Previously, the lack of systems that integrate various devices has forced farmers to use different, unsynchronized programs,” said RDA [...]

Researchers Pave Way for Export of Rice Cakes with New Preservation Tech

Researchers Pave Way for Export of Rice Cakes with New Preservation Tech

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agricultural promotion agency said Tuesday that it has teamed up with a local university to find ways to preserve rice cakes for up to eight months, paving the way to expand exports. The Rural Development Administration and Kangwon National University said they have found ways to preserve [...]

Drones to Save as Much as 90 pct of Manpower in Rice Cropping

Drones to Save as Much as 90 pct of Manpower in Rice Cropping

SUWON, Mar. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones are expected to soon become the new ‘right hand’ of farming in South Korea. The Gyeonggi-do Agricultural Research & Extension Services invited 100 agricultural experts and farmers on Wednesday to conduct a demonstration of rice cropping using drones. The institution is also responsible for studying and educating farmers [...]

S. Korean ‘Smart Farm Packages’ Exported to Central Asia

S. Korean ‘Smart Farm Packages’ Exported to Central Asia

SEJONG, Mar. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Foundation of Agricultural Technology Commercialization and Transfer announced on Tuesday it is now exporting ‘smart farm packages’ comprised of the equipment, materials, and plants needed for starting a smart farm, to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and other Central Asian countries. The foundation signed a 4.7 billion won (US$4.2 million) deal [...]

City Dwellers Find Success as Farmers After Returning to the Countryside

City Dwellers Find Success as Farmers After Returning to the Countryside

SEJONG, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — In South Korea, more than half of urban residents returning to the countryside for farming went back to their hometown to start a farming business, and recent data shows that in as little as five years, their household income surpassed the average income in the country’s farming industry. The [...]

State Food Corp. to Tap Deeper into U.S. Market

State Food Corp. to Tap Deeper into U.S. Market

BUENA PARK, United States, Mar. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s state-run Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp. (aT) aims to tap deeper into the United States by diversifying its product portfolio, including indigenous strawberries and citrus fruit, officials said Saturday. The country’s exports of agricultural products to the U.S. market surpassed the US$1 billion [...]

S. Korea to Start Supplying Domestically Grown Lemon Trees

S. Korea to Start Supplying Domestically Grown Lemon Trees

SEOUL, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agricultural promotion agency said Monday it has started supplying domestically grown lemon trees to local farms, seeking to ease its dependency on imported species. The Rural Development Administration said the recently developed Jeramon lemons are more suitable for the South Korean climate as they can endure cold [...]

S. Korean Farm Uses Organic Materials from Aquaculture to Grow Crops

S. Korean Farm Uses Organic Materials from Aquaculture to Grow Crops

TAEAN, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A farm in Taean County, South Chungcheong Province is at the center of attention for a new aquaponics system that uses organic materials from fish farms to grow crops. ‘Seouchae Farm’ in Taean’s Namsan-ri Village grows vegetables in a 1,000㎡ greenhouse using an eco-friendly aquaponics system that does not [...]