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State Agency Develops AI-based Mandarin Orange Sorting System

State Agency Develops AI-based Mandarin Orange Sorting System

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Agriculture Technology Promotion Agency has developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based mandarin orange sorting machine that is now used at a packing house in Seogwipo on Jeju Island. The agency developed an AI system that can detect common defects on mandarin oranges with an accuracy rate of 99 [...]

Numbers of Beef Cattle, Chickens Rise On-year in Q3 amid Post-pandemic Recovery

Numbers of Beef Cattle, Chickens Rise On-year in Q3 amid Post-pandemic Recovery

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The numbers of beef cattle and chickens raised in South Korea rose in the third quarter from a year earlier, data showed Thursday, amid the recovering demand following eased social distancing rules. The number of beef cattle came to 3.7 million over the July-September period, up 2.4 percent on-year, [...]

Exports of Agro-fisheries Products Hit Record High Through Sept.

Exports of Agro-fisheries Products Hit Record High Through Sept.

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s exports of farm and fisheries products grew 11.4 percent on-year for the first nine months of this year on solid overseas demand for Korean food, data showed Friday. Outbound shipments of agricultural and fisheries goods came to US$9.11 billion in the January-September period, representing the largest-ever tally [...]

ETRI Develops Smart Barn for Livestock Breeding and Disease Management

ETRI Develops Smart Barn for Livestock Breeding and Disease Management

DAEJEON, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) said Wednesday it had developed a smart barn platform to help ensure effective livestock control and management. The newly-developed platform, dubbed TRIPLETS, can prevent disease by analyzing animal behavior 24 hours a day, while ensuring effective livestock management. The research team established [...]

S. Korea’s Consumption of Flowers Grew Over 6 pct in 2021 amid Pandemic

S. Korea’s Consumption of Flowers Grew Over 6 pct in 2021 amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ consumption of flowers and ornamental plants rose 6.1 percent on-year last year on rising demand amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions in outdoor activities, data showed Saturday. An average South Korean spent 12,386 won (US$8.90) on buying flowers and other plants in 2021, compared with 11,676 [...]

S. Korea’s Total Rice Paddy Area Down in 2022

S. Korea’s Total Rice Paddy Area Down in 2022

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s rice paddy area inched down 0.7 percent in 2022 from last year as farmers opted to grow other crops due to falling prices of the staple grain, data showed Tuesday. The country’s rice cultivation area came to 727,158 hectares — slightly more than half the size of [...]

Agriculture Ministry to Improve Compensation Payment Standards for Livestock Culling

Agriculture Ministry to Improve Compensation Payment Standards for Livestock Culling

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said Wednesday that it will improve the compensation payment standards for livestock culling after collecting opinions from livestock farms. Livestock culling compensation is paid to farms that cull their livestock due to domestic animal infectious diseases such as African swine fever [...]