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Gunsan Introduces Drones to Prevent Heat Illnesses Among Farmers

Gunsan Introduces Drones to Prevent Heat Illnesses Among Farmers

GUNSAN, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Gunsan in North Jeolla Province revealed on Tuesday that it is using drones to patrol farmland to detect any cases of heat-related illness. Drones are being deployed in the summer to locate farmers who are exposed to dangers of heat-related illnesses. If there are seniors working [...]

Most of Elderly Farmers Won’t Return Their Driver’s License: Survey

Most of Elderly Farmers Won’t Return Their Driver’s License: Survey

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A program requiring drivers aged 65 or older to voluntarily return their licenses is in place in Seoul and some other local governments. However, in rural areas, where public transportation infrastructure is poor and the elderly population is a more significant demographic, there are voices of concern. According to [...]

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 [...]

Social Events the Next Big Thing for South Korean Farmers

Social Events the Next Big Thing for South Korean Farmers

CHUNGCHEONG, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Farm parties, which allow people living in the city to enjoy the experience of farm life and come in contact with nature, are proving popular as an increasing number of farmers eye the idea of transforming their property into a cultural event venue. As self-explanatory as it sounds, the newly [...]

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

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

SEJONG, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of South Koreans in the agrofisheries sector continued to decrease amid a rapid aging and urbanization trend in the country, government data showed Friday. Households engaging in the farming business totaled 1.07 million last year, down 1.9 percent from 1.09 million tallied a year ago, according to [...]

‘Smart Farms’ the Future of Agriculture

‘Smart Farms’ the Future of Agriculture

SEJONG, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced the development of ‘smart farm’ technology, which equips existing dairy farms with information and communications technology (ICT). Equipment that helps enhance productivity in breeding farm animals, such as robot milking machines, automatic calf feeders, and self-regulation cattle bowls will be provided so [...]