News from Korea, South

07-02-2014 01:09 AM
New avian flu virus ravages poultry in Korea
A dangerous new strain of bird flu that emerged in South Korea on 17 January has spread nationwide despite efforts to clamp down on the virus. Aut...
20-01-2014 00:23 AM
S Korea quarantines poultry farms in 2 provinces over bird flu
South Korea has banned the movement of people who work with poultry and poultry products from two provinces after confirming an outbreak of H5N8 bird ...
12-07-2013 01:32 AM
South Korea extends $22-million agriculture grant to PH
South Korea, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica), has provided $22 million to the Philippines to fund a project that will build...
05-07-2013 00:44 AM
South Korea flour millers to resume US wheat imports
South Korean flour millers plan to resume imports of U.S. white wheat after the Asian government found no unapproved gene-altered strains in shipments...
15-03-2013 09:01 AM
South Korea to hire 3,600 agricultural workers
The most lucrative destination for Nepali migrant workers — is planning to hire 3,600 agriculture workers from Nepal in the year 2013, according to th...
07-08-2012 08:59 AM
Heat wave in S Korea kills more than 341,000 poultry
A heat wave has killed more than 341,000 chickens and ducks across South Korea since July, an agriculture official said on Monday. Temperatures hav...
07-08-2012 08:55 AM
Why Korean farmers are more productive than Chinese
266 million people or 35 percent of workers in China are still employed in the primary sector – agriculture, forestry and fishery. So it's no surpr...
06-08-2012 09:06 AM
Heat wave death toll rises to 10 in Korea
Casualties and damage are rising in Korea as a record heat wave continues to roast the country for the second week. According to health authorities...
23-07-2012 08:22 AM
S. Korea's food imports from US wane
South Korea's imports of agriculture products and food from the United States dropped in the second quarter despite the start of their free trade agre...
14-07-2012 15:11 PM
South Korea backs down on whaling
South Korea has dropped plans for whaling after diplomatic protests and spreading domestic opposition. Foreign Minister Bob Carr said the Korean Fo...
30-05-2012 07:48 AM
Korean livestock production costs climb
Livestock production costs in South Korea, Asia’s second-biggest buyer of grains, increased last year after feed prices rose, according to a gov...
30-05-2012 07:31 AM
Korean companies eye fishing sector
Korean companies are keen to invest in the fish farming sector in the Sultanate, Dr Fouad bin Ja’far Al Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fis...
09-05-2012 07:55 AM
Koreans flee city stress for rural idylls
A year ago, South Korean executive Chung Man-gyoo spent weekdays driving his Hyundai Grandeur sedan through the jammed streets of Seoul to his suburba...
08-05-2012 07:16 AM
Korea producer price up by 2.4%
Korea’s producer price inflation has cooled to its SLOWEST pace in 26-months due largely to a decline in fish and meat prices.
03-05-2012 07:45 AM
Lee calls on R&D investment in agriculture
President Lee Myung-bak called on large food companies Thursday to use more of their profits to help move South Korea’s farm sector forward thro...
03-05-2012 07:38 AM
Koreans resume US beef protests
Thousands gathered in response to what demonstrators called the South Korean government’s inability to protect public health in its indecision t...
30-04-2012 07:25 AM
Korea beef investigation team in US
The South Korean government sent a team to the US on Monday to investigate a recent case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) ...
25-04-2012 07:42 AM
Korea reaction to US mad cow 'political'
Daniel Pinkston, an analyst at the International Crisis Group, comments on the South Korean government’s reaction to a case of mad cow disease c...
25-04-2012 07:40 AM
S Korea halts US beef sales
Two major South Korean retailers halted sales of U.S. beef after a n outbreak of mad cow disease as the country’s agriculture ministry looked s...
16-04-2012 07:49 AM
S Korea issues rabies alert
South Korea has issued a rabies alert after a dog tested positive for the potentially deadly disease...
04-04-2012 07:50 AM
Korea’s farm, food exports jump
South Korea’s food and agriculture exports rose more than 11 percent on-year in the first quarter of 2012 on solid demand in the United States, ...
15-03-2012 07:37 AM
Koreans eye investments in agriculture
South Korean businessmen are eyeing investments in infrastructure, agriculture, and natural resources, according to the Korea Trade-Investment Promoti...
13-03-2012 07:52 AM
Suspected bird flu case in Korea
For the first time in nearly 10 months a suspected case of bird flu has been reported at a poultry farm in Korea.
12-03-2012 08:01 AM
S Korea reports first case of avian influenza
A suspected case of avian influenza was reported for the first time in South Korea in nearly 10 months with test results of a more detailed examinatio...
24-02-2012 07:53 AM
Mandarin royalties to Japan could cost 1bn
On Jan. 7, 2002, South Korea became the 50th member of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV).
01-02-2012 08:58 AM
S. Korea ag output to drop in 2012
Output by South Korea’s farming and livestock industries is expected to shrink slightly this year due to a drop in prices caused partly by the c...
20-01-2012 07:19 AM
Korea Resumes Canadian Beef Imports
The government announced it resumes imports of Canadian beef starting Friday.
16-01-2012 07:42 AM
S. Korea begins probe into beef pricing
South Korea has launched a full-scale investigation into its complicated beef distribution system that’s under fire for leading to unusually exp...
09-01-2012 02:49 AM
Farm, fishery exports hit record high in 2011
South Korean exports of agricultural and fishery products jumped 30.8 percent on-year to a record $7.69 billion in 2011 thanks to greater demand, the ...
06-01-2012 02:02 AM
Korean cow farmers ask govt to compensate losses
This Thursday, farmers from across the country loaded their cattle on to trucks, but not to sell them on the market.
07-12-2011 10:33 AM
Korea's agricultural exports jump to new high
South Korea’s exports of food and other agricultural products surged to a new monthly high for the year last month, largely on growing demands f...
21-11-2011 10:18 AM
PHL, Korea sign 5 agreements on agriculture
The Philippines and Korea on Monday signed two agreements and three memorandums of understanding that are expected to strengthen the bilateral relatio...
31-10-2011 09:07 AM
Korea reports suspected food and mouth case
South Korea discovered a suspected case of foot-and-mouth disease at a cattle farm in Pohang city, about 370 kilometers (230 miles) from Seoul, accord...
08-09-2011 08:41 AM
Korea's farm exports jump 24 percent
South Korea’s exports of food and agricultural products rose 24 percent from a year earlier in August on growing demand for the country’s ...
03-08-2011 08:20 AM
S. Korea's food exports top US$4 bln
South Korea’s exports of food and agricultural products surged more than 30 percent in the first seven months of this year on string shipments t...
28-07-2011 08:46 AM
S Korean firm buys US chicken producer
Harim Co., a South Korean food company, said Thursday that it has taken over a U.S. poultry company in a bid to expand its global market presence.
22-07-2011 09:10 AM
Farmers to compete for foreign labour
An estimated 710,000 foreign laborers work in manufacturing, construction, service, agriculture and livestock since the Employment Permit System came ...
05-07-2011 09:03 AM
South Korea food exports reach record high
South Korea’s food product exports hit a new half-year high in the first six months of the year due to growing overseas demand fuelled by the Ma...
04-07-2011 08:43 AM
Korea to tighten penalties for animal cruelty
South Korea will impose tougher penalties including possible prison terms for cruelty to animals following a highly publicised case, the government sa...
28-06-2011 09:10 AM
Korea to resume imports of Canadian beef
Korea will resume imports of Canadian beef in December, eight years after they were suspended over an outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy the...
13-06-2011 10:20 AM
S. Korean ex-minister found dead
A former South Korean agriculture minister was found dead Monday in an apparent suicide after being questioned about a corruption scandal, police said...
24-05-2011 08:00 AM
Grain demand in South Korea falls
Feed-grain demand in South Korea, the world’s third-biggest corn buyer, may decline by as much as 10 percent this year after millions of pigs, c...
17-05-2011 09:26 AM
Korea OKs zero duty chicken for 2011
South Korea’s Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MIFAFF) issued notice 2011-220...
16-05-2011 09:17 AM
Korea Now Biggest Importer of U.S. Beef
Korea is now the world’s biggest importer of U.S. beef. According to data by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Sunday, the U.S. exported 28,...
03-05-2011 09:24 AM
S Korea exempt tariffs on chickens
South Korea will impose no tariffs on imported chicken this year as part of its efforts to ease price hikes caused by a massive cull of livestock amid...
19-04-2011 09:17 AM
Korea beef ban likely to be lifted by June
South Korea is likely to lift an eight-year ban on Canadian beef imports by end June and plans sweeping changes in its grain growing and import polici...
18-04-2011 08:53 AM
New outbreak of FMD confirmed
An additional outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease was confirmed Sunday, 51 days after the government said the country was free from the contagious dise...
16-04-2011 10:14 AM
South Korea to lift Canadian beef ban
South Korea is likely to lift an eight-year ban on Canadian beef imports...
12-04-2011 09:44 AM
S Korea downgrades FMD alert level
South Korea has downgraded its alert level for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) one notch as the disease has practically come to an end, the Ministry for ...
27-03-2011 10:57 AM
S. Korea moves to contain bird flu
South Korea is moving to stem future cases of bird flu as foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks have been largely put under control, the government s...