[Reporter's Handbook] Exporting strawberries in South Korea, 'paddle when water comes in'
Published Jan 20, 2021
Last year, it was hit directly by the reduction of flights due to Corona 19, but it posted good export performance of 53.8 million dollars, down 1.2% from the previous year. The government's quick support was a big help. Last year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs did not spare support such as promoting ship exports, operating aircraft exclusively for strawberry export to Singapore, and additional logistics expenses to help export strawberries. Strawberries that have passed the hurdle are the most anticipated export items this year. There is a prospect that strawberry exports will benefit from the recent conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), and there is a story from the strawberry industry that the number of strawberries exported to Thailand has more than doubled. Above all, the diversification of strawberry varieties is a part of raising expectations. With the application of storage technology developed by the Rural ...