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More Mangos and Olives Being Grown in S. Korea

More Mangos and Olives Being Grown in S. Korea

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — More mangos and olives, once comprising a majority of imported fruits and vegetables, are being grown in South Korea. The Rural Development Agency (RDA) reported Sunday that as of last month, subtropical fruits and vegetables are currently being grown by 1,376 farms across 311.4 hectares of land. The amount [...]

Opportune Time for Farms as Temperatures Rise

Opportune Time for Farms as Temperatures Rise

TONGYEONG, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The farms in Korea’s southern Tongyeong region have become highly profitable by growing subtropical crops. This is due, in part, to the current temperatures that are 4.5 degrees above the norm for this season. The city government of Tongyeong revealed yesterday that local farms were able to harvest high [...]

Homegrown Guava a Sign of Korean Adaptation to Climate Change

Homegrown Guava a Sign of Korean Adaptation to Climate Change

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The effects of climate change are being felt in the fruit section of the supermarket, where consumers will increasingly come face to face with a 21st Century oddity: homegrown papaya and bananas. Recent research by the Rural Development Agency has revealed that not only will “Grown in South Korea” [...]

Bananas Split as Mangos and Grapefruits Rise in Popularity

Bananas Split as Mangos and Grapefruits Rise in Popularity

SEJONG, Nov.19 (Korea Bizwire) – Even as imports of bananas and pineapples falter, mangos and grapefruits are seeing a leap in popularity. Still, the total quantity of imports and domestic distribution of mangos and grapefruits is significantly lower than that of bananas, but domestic demand is increasing rapidly, placing them as popular fruits. According to [...]