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Local Gov’ts Campaign to Help Farmers Suffering from Aftermath of Virus Outbreak

Local Gov’ts Campaign to Help Farmers Suffering from Aftermath of Virus Outbreak

SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The worsening outbreak of the new coronavirus has put a damper on consumption and lead to a big drop in eating out. With the delay to the start of the school year, concerns are deepening for local farmers suffering from a sharp drop in demand. Amid such circumstances, local [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Crops Only a Touch Away with Smart Farming

Crops Only a Touch Away with Smart Farming

HWASEONG/GOYANG, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Lim Ju-wan, who has been raising flowers for more than 30 years, normally starts the day by taking out his smartphone to check his greenhouse instead of going outside to his land like traditional farmers. “I do not need to physically go to the greenhouses by myself as I [...]

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 [...]