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Sweet Potato Research Center to be built in Haenam, Jeollanam-do in South Korea

Published Mar 4, 2024

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A sweet potato research center is set to be established in Haenam, Jeollanam-do by 2025, with a budget of 4.3 billion won. The National Institute of Crop Science of the Rural Development Administration is planning to improve the sweet potato supply system through this center. The center will focus on producing popular varieties of sweet potatoes, with construction expected to begin this year and be completed by next year.
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A sweet potato research center will be opened in Haenam, Jeollanam-do as early as 2025. On February 27, the National Institute of Crop Science of the Rural Development Administration held a 'Sweet Potato Supply System Improvement Dissemination Council' at the Korea Food Institute's Bioenergy Crop Research Institute in Muan, Jeollanam-do to discuss ways to improve the sweet potato supply system. About 50 people in charge of provincial agricultural technology institutes and city/county agricultural technology centers across the country attended. The market share of domestic sweet potato varieties such as ‘Hopungmi’, ‘Sodammi’, and ‘Jinyulmi’ continues to increase, increasing from 24.4% in 2017 to 37% in 2023. However, as there is no production and distribution organization for high-quality seed sweet potatoes, it is pointed out that the distribution system needs to be improved. The Rural Development Administration Food Research Center and Jeonnam Province and Haenam-gun decided to ...
Source: Nongmin
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