SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — More mangos and olives, once comprising a majority of imported fruits and vegetables, are being grown in South Korea.
The Rural Development Agency (RDA) reported Sunday that as of last month, subtropical fruits and vegetables are currently being grown by 1,376 farms across 311.4 hectares of land. The amount of production reached 5,697.3 tons last year.
Among subtropical fruits and vegetables, mangos, papayas, dragon fruits, and olives jumped in production over the past three years.
“This comes as a result of support from local authorities and growing consumer demand for domestic-grown, high-quality produce,” the RDA said.
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