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Number of Farmers, Fishermen Continues to Fall in S. Korea

Number of Farmers, Fishermen Continues to Fall in S. Korea

SEJONG, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of South Koreans in the agrofisheries sector is continuing to decrease amid a rapid aging and urbanization trend in the country, government data showed Friday. Households engaging in the farming business totaled 1.04 million last year, down 2.5 percent from 1.07 million tallied a year ago, according to the data compiled by Statistics Korea. The number of farmers also dropped 3 percent on-year to 2.42 million. In the [...]

Number of Farmers, Fishermen Continues to Fall in S. Korea

Number of Farmers, Fishermen Continues to Fall in S. Korea

SEJONG, Apr. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Koreans in the agrofisheries sector is continuing to decrease amid a rapid aging and urbanization trend in the country, government data showed Friday. Households engaging in the farming business totaled 1.04 million last year, down 2.5 percent from 1.07 million tallied a year ago, according [...]

S. Korea’s Hadong Named FAO Agricultural Heritage System for Tea-growing Method

S. Korea’s Hadong Named FAO Agricultural Heritage System for Tea-growing Method

ROME, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization on Thursday designated a site in Hadong, a town in South Korea’s South Gyeongsang Province, as one of its world agricultural heritage systems in recognition of the site’s traditional tea-growing method that maintains biodiversity. At a ceremony to mark the designation of Globally [...]

Government to Create 4,300 Jobs in Smart Farm Industry

Government to Create 4,300 Jobs in Smart Farm Industry

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has announced plans to create 4,300 jobs in the smart agriculture industry by 2022. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs revealed measures to attract young workers into smart farming by providing training courses and building large-scale smart farm complexes during a meeting with financial [...]

Insect Industry Growing Wings in South Korea

Insect Industry Growing Wings in South Korea

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s insect industry is on the rise. In North Gyeongsang Province, the number of insect farms increased by 63 percent last year, from 244 to 398 households with an increase of 209 workers.  Since 2014, when there were 68 households farming insects, the industry has seen more entrants [...]

New Technology Brings Together Farming, Solar Energy Generation

New Technology Brings Together Farming, Solar Energy Generation

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corporation (KHNP) has patented a new rice farming system that can also generate solar energy. The energy company said on Thursday it has patented a simultaneous rice farming and solar energy generation system for the first time in the country, placing solar panels [...]

Nonghyup Signs MOU with Vietnam’s VCA to Expand Agriculture Cooperation

Nonghyup Signs MOU with Vietnam’s VCA to Expand Agriculture Cooperation

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Nonghyup said Monday it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with its Vietnamese counterpart to increase agricultural products trade and the expansion of Nonghyup’s financial services in the Southeast Asian country. Nonghyup is South Korea’s agricultural cooperative whose key stakeholders include farms and other agricultural businesses. In addition [...]