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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 [...]