The agricultural industry is experiencing severe labor shortages as the Covid-19 pandemic acts as a huge obstacle to employing foreign workers.
Promotions are on hold and discounts programs are suspended as Covid-19 cases tick up again and the government rethinks the comeback strategy amid criticism that the plan was all a bit hasty.
In the era of digitization, agriculture must also evolve — so seems to be the view at Farm 8, an agricultural corporation that produces, processes and distributes salad vegetables in a 12-story apartment building in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi.
Lotte Mart is working with local governments and organizations to provide support and help farmers focus on farming.
Despite the coronavirus outbreak dealing a heavy blow to Korea’s exports, it turns out ramyeon and kimchi exports have been strong. Ramyeon exports have been particularly strong following the featuring of two local products "Parasite".