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S. Korea to Help Guatemalan Farmers Facing Drought and Rain Storms

S. Korea to Help Guatemalan Farmers Facing Drought and Rain Storms

SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s overseas aid agency will begin supporting farmers in Guatemala’s western highlands that suffer from periodic drought and rain storms. The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the U.N. Green Climate Fund (GCF) have established plans for 11 projects on climate change and environmental protection and delivered them [...]

Researchers Develop Biodegradable Mulch Film to Reduce Agricultural Waste

Researchers Develop Biodegradable Mulch Film to Reduce Agricultural Waste

CHUNCHEON, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gangwon Provincial Agricultural Research and Extension Services (GWARES) said Wednesday that it will launch a trial project to distribute biodegradable mulch film to corn and sorghum farms in three areas within the province as part of efforts to reduce soil pollution caused by agricultural waste. Mulch film refers [...]

doTERRA Partners with World Bank in Kenya to Expand Access to Funding for Small-Scale Farmers

doTERRA Partners with World Bank in Kenya to Expand Access to Funding for Small-Scale Farmers

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah and NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — doTERRA and its supply chain partners have connected with World Bank to improve access to funding for smallholder farmers in Kenya. The project is part of a broader plan called the Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-Economic Development Project (KEMFSED) that will support fisheries value [...]

Coronavirus Threatens Livelihood of Flower Farmers

Coronavirus Threatens Livelihood of Flower Farmers

BUSAN, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The coronavirus outbreak is hurting floriculturists as an increasing number of schools are cancelling graduation and enrollment ceremonies. Nonghyeop Busan Flowering Plant Joint Market reported that a single package of roses cost between 4,000 and 6,000 won (US$3.37-5.05). Farmers complain that selling their product at these prices doesn’t even [...]