South Korea

Various activities, important decisions mark AFA’s 5th general assembly

Various activities, important decisions mark AFA’s 5th general assembly

The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) held various activities and decided on important matters on its recently concluded 5th general assembly, which was also a celebration of its 10th anniversary. Vietnam Farmers Union (VNFU) hosted the event in Hanoi, Vietnam last March […]

News Digest: South Korea’s Agricultural Exports Reach $5.8 Billion In 2010, As Confidence In Product Quality Increases

News Digest: South Korea’s Agricultural Exports Reach $5.8 Billion In 2010, As Confidence In Product Quality Increases

Better quality control and more demand from abroad pushed South Korea’s agricultural exports to a record $5.8 billion in 2010. The Ministry of Food, Forestry, and Fisheries cited the export of ginseng, dried laver, beverages and processed food as the main drivers of the 22.3 […]

Asian farmers join Korean comrades in Seoul rally

Asian farmers join Korean comrades in Seoul rally

In solidarity with their comrades in Korea, farmers from Indonesia and the Philippines joined the rally of the Korean Advanced Farmers’ Federation (KAFF) and the Women Advanced Farmers’ Federation (WAFF) in Yeouido Park, Seoul, South Korea last September 29, 2010. Vicente Fabe (PAKISAMA) and Luisita […]

In the News (South Korea): Farmers’ Market Gains Popularity Amid Surging Agricultural Prices

In the News (South Korea): Farmers’ Market Gains Popularity Amid Surging Agricultural Prices

Prices of agricultural and fish products are skyrocketing due to the unprecedented harsh weather that has rattled the country the last few months. And with a strong demand for raw produce ahead of Chuseok, or Korean Thanksgiving… the average price of fresh food hit a […]

In the News: S.Korea farmers demand rice shipment to N.Korea

In the News: S.Korea farmers demand rice shipment to N.Korea

SEOUL — Thousands of South Korean farmers rallied Friday, demanding the government stop a fall in rice prices by shipping surplus stocks in state silos to North Korea. The farmers urged President Lee Myung-Bak to resume an annual shipment of 400,000 tonnes of rice to […]



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