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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 [...]

New Crop of Young People Seek to Realize Their Dreams in Farming

New Crop of Young People Seek to Realize Their Dreams in Farming

GURYE/HADONG, Jun. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — While most young jobseekers in South Korea unusually struggle to find well-paying positions at big name companies, such as Samsung, Jeong Kang-seok took a different approach upon graduating from college. The 25-year-old man, instead of sending out resumes, wanted to stay clear of city life and opted to sow [...]

Changwon to Introduce Eco-friendly Farming Techniques at Junam Reservoir

Changwon to Introduce Eco-friendly Farming Techniques at Junam Reservoir

CHANGWON, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Farmland near Junam Reservoir in the city of Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, a popular destination for migratory birds, will turn into a pesticide-free farming complex that helps both the birds and the environment. Changwon, the Morning of Junam, a farming association, and the Machangjin Federation for Environmental Movement signed [...]

Drones to Save as Much as 90 pct of Manpower in Rice Cropping

Drones to Save as Much as 90 pct of Manpower in Rice Cropping

SUWON, Mar. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones are expected to soon become the new ‘right hand’ of farming in South Korea. The Gyeonggi-do Agricultural Research & Extension Services invited 100 agricultural experts and farmers on Wednesday to conduct a demonstration of rice cropping using drones. The institution is also responsible for studying and educating farmers [...]

City Dwellers Find Success as Farmers After Returning to the Countryside

City Dwellers Find Success as Farmers After Returning to the Countryside

SEJONG, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — In South Korea, more than half of urban residents returning to the countryside for farming went back to their hometown to start a farming business, and recent data shows that in as little as five years, their household income surpassed the average income in the country’s farming industry. The [...]

S. Korea to Welcome 2,597 Foreign Seasonal Workers to Help with Farming

S. Korea to Welcome 2,597 Foreign Seasonal Workers to Help with Farming

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Ministry of Justice said on Sunday that it will be providing 2,597 foreign seasonal workers to 41 local authorities across the nation. Foreign seasonal workers, holders of C-4 short-term working visas, will be coming to South Korea to work at designated farms for a maximum duration [...]

Octopus Farming Taps into Motherly Affection to Increase Output

Octopus Farming Taps into Motherly Affection to Increase Output

  SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Motherly love turns out to be one of the keys to the successful development of octopus aquaculture. Releasing female octopuses full of eggs into the wide mud flats off the South Korean coast has contributed to huge improvement in octopus aquaculture, according to a report from the Institute [...]

Behind the Wheel: Precision Solutions and Telematics in Latin America

Behind the Wheel: Precision Solutions and Telematics in Latin America

London, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Technologically advanced agricultural and construction machinery require training and skill to be operated to their full potential, and the CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) Training and Technology Center (CTT) in Sorocaba, São Paulo state, Brazil was conceived exactly with this in mind. It is from this base that the [...]

Rural Development Agency to Halt Commercialization of Genetically Modified Crops

Rural Development Agency to Halt Commercialization of Genetically Modified Crops

JEONJU, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Rural Development Agency (RDA) released a statement on September 1 declaring its decision to halt its efforts to foster a market for genetically modified crops (GMC). The Agency came to the decision after carrying out a months-long exchange with regional civic groups that had opposed the RDA’s plans [...]