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Exports of Processed Rice Goods Up 20 pct in 2019

Exports of Processed Rice Goods Up 20 pct in 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s outbound shipments of processed rice products shot up last year amid the booming popularity of Korean dramas, K-pop and other cultural assets abroad, data showed Thursday. Exports of these products reached US$106 million in 2019, marking a sharp rise from $89 million posted a year earlier, according [...]

S. Korea’s Rice Consumption Down Average 2.3 pct Annually over 3 Decades

S. Korea’s Rice Consumption Down Average 2.3 pct Annually over 3 Decades

SEJONG, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s per capita annual rice consumption fell an average 2.3 percent annually over the past three decades, data showed Thursday. Per capita average annual rice consumption hit a record low of 61 kilograms in 2018, compared with a record high of 136.4 kilograms in 1970, according to the [...]

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 [...]

Ministry of Agriculture Struggles to Develop Useful Apps

Ministry of Agriculture Struggles to Develop Useful Apps

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — One third of the smartphone applications released by government entities falling under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) have been discontinued. According to MAFRA data submitted to Rep. Lee Man-hee of the Liberty Korea Party, a total of 109 smartphone apps were released by 16 government [...]