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In South Korea, Gyeonggi-do produces a 'production map' that shows the distribution of agricultural products at a glance

South Korea
Published Sep 23, 2021

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(Suwon = Yonhap News) Reporter Ryu Su-hyeon = Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services announced on the 22nd that it has created a 'Gyeonggi-do Agricultural Products Production Map' that allows you to see the distribution of agricultural products at a glance. It is a measure to improve the self-sufficiency system of food such as school meals by analyzing which items are intensively produced and where. As a result of analyzing the registration information of agricultural businesses and school meal information of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, it was found that the item with the most stable production and demand among 607 crops was 'rice'. The top 10 crops including rice accounted for 73.7% of the total cultivated area. Rice was cultivated at 69,905 hectares, accounting for half (50.8%) of the total cultivated area, followed by soybeans 7,702 ha (5.6%), perilla 6,220 ha (4.5%), and dried red peppers 4,956 ha ( 3.6%) and sweet potato 3,161 hectares (2.3%). Among the 206 items (21,975 tons) treated as school lunches in the province, the consumption of agricultural products in the district accounted for 71.3% of the total.

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An official from the Provincial Agricultural Research Service said, "For items with a high ratio of handling outside the country, it is necessary to increase production or change the distribution route to secure production continuity." A map of Gyeonggi-do agricultural production can be found on the Gyeonggi Real Estate Portal (gris.gg.go.kr). ...
Source: Yna
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