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S. Korea to Revitalize Agricultural Segment by Lifting Set of Regulations

S. Korea to Revitalize Agricultural Segment by Lifting Set of Regulations

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea said Tuesday it plans to lift a set of regulations in the agricultural sector to harness more state-of-the-art technologies and foster new growth engines for the industry. Under the blueprint, South Korea will establish new smart farming clusters for a wider scope of areas covering livestock, according [...]

S. Korea Unveils Management Plan for Fishery Resources, Overfishing

S. Korea Unveils Management Plan for Fishery Resources, Overfishing

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s oceans ministry announced Monday a five-year blueprint to better manage the country’s fishery resources, as climate change and overfishing have been challenging the sustainability of the local fisheries industry. Under the plan, the combined amount of fishery resources in the country’s coastal lines will rise to 4 [...]

Rice in the Spotlight amid Pandemic as Demand Grows for Premium, Diverse Grains

Rice in the Spotlight amid Pandemic as Demand Grows for Premium, Diverse Grains

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Park Hye-seong, a 39-year-old mother of two, recently subscribed to a rice delivery service offered by a specialty shop featuring “premium rice” in pursuit of better tasting and healthier varieties, a decision that would have been unlikely before the coronavirus pandemic struck. “My children have taken online classes and [...]

S. Korea’s Agricultural Exports Up 7.7 pct to Record High in 2020 amid Pandemic

S. Korea’s Agricultural Exports Up 7.7 pct to Record High in 2020 amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s exports of agricultural and livestock products advanced 7.7 percent on-year in 2020 on the back of growing demand for healthier foodstuffs amid the new coronavirus pandemic, data showed Wednesday. Outbound shipments of such goods reached a record high of US$7.5 billion last year, compared with $7 billion [...]

Exports of Kimchi Hit All-time High Through Oct. amid Pandemic

Exports of Kimchi Hit All-time High Through Oct. amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s exports of kimchi reached an all-time high in the first 10 months of 2020, data showed Wednesday, on the back of growing global demand for healthier foodstuffs amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Outbound shipments of kimchi over the January-October period of last year came to US$119 million, [...]