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Korea Uses Satellites to Maintain Agricultural Produce Freshness During Shipping

Korea Uses Satellites to Maintain Agricultural Produce Freshness During Shipping

JINJU, South Korea, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Foundation of Agricultural Technology Commercialization & Transfer (FACT) is testing a self-developed shipping container maintenance technology that allows for the export of fresh agricultural produce via container ships.  According to officials, 614 kilograms of strawberries from Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, are being shipped off to Singapore [...]

Livestock, Agricultural Production Plummet with Anti-Corruption Law

Livestock, Agricultural Production Plummet with Anti-Corruption Law

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent report from the Korea Rural Economic Institute estimated that South Korea’s anti-corruption law will cause a drop in agricultural and livestock production of over 300 billion won ($263.76 million) this year, as the legislation forbids millions of journalists, public officials and educators from receiving gifts worth more [...]

Drones Play Crucial Role in Korean Farming Efficiency

Drones Play Crucial Role in Korean Farming Efficiency

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Drones will be playing a more active role next year in Korea’s agriculture industry.  The National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service (NAQS) announced Monday that it would deploy drones starting in 2017 to efficiently observe crops and farmland, in line with recent study results showing that using drone imagery [...]

Patents for Protecting Crops from Climate Change on the Rise

Patents for Protecting Crops from Climate Change on the Rise

DAEJEON, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – According to the Korea Intellectual Property Office, a total of 340 patent applications related to agricultural technology that improves a crop’s resistibility to environmental stress have been submitted since 2005. Since 2010, at least 30 patents were filed each year, 87 percent of which were by domestic applicants. KIPO [...]

Gangwon Agricultural and Livestock Industries to Suffer from Anti-Graft Law

Gangwon Agricultural and Livestock Industries to Suffer from Anti-Graft Law

CHUNCHEON, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent analysis has revealed that Gangwon Province’s agricultural and livestock industries are likely to suffer at least 50 billion won ($45.5 million) in losses from the implementation of Korea’s recent anti-graft law.  The law, scheduled to take effect on September 28, made it illegal for public officials, journalists, [...]

Starbucks Compost Program a Win-Win

Starbucks Compost Program a Win-Win

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Starbucks Korea’s latest eco-friendly effort, using coffee grounds as compost to grow crops and purchasing the harvested products, was chosen as June’s ‘Excellent Example of Coexistent Cooperation in Agricultural Products’ by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA). According to the ministry, Starbucks Korea is currently supplying [...]

Kakao to Launch KakaoFarmer O2O Service for Agricultural Products

Kakao to Launch KakaoFarmer O2O Service for Agricultural Products

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Kakao Corp, the Korean IT giant, is making a foray into agricultural products.  Followed by the recent launches of public transportation apps KakaoBus and KakaoMetro, and KakaoGame S, the company’s mobile publishing business, Kakao revealed Wednesday that it would launch KakaoFarmer Jeju, an online-to-offline (O2O) service for agricultural products.  [...]