South Korea grants P135 million for smart farming technology

Date: 2021.01.06

The Philippines has received a P135 million grant from South Korea for smart farming technologies in a bid to boost local farm production.

The Department of Agriculture recently launched two smart greenhouse projects in Iloilo and Bukidnon, funded through South Korea’s official development assistance worth 3.15 billion won or roughly P135 million.

The grant was funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) through the Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and will last until 2024.

The project will showcase modern sustainable vegetable technologies to encourage farmers in Western Visayas and Northern Mindanao to produce and earn more.

The ODA project will establish 11 smart greenhouses at the DA’s Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex in Bukidnon, providing advanced and adaptive technological training for the propagation of strawberries, potatoes, and cherry tomatoes.

Read more here.


You may also like

ABSTRACT Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been introduced into Japanese dairy farming positively in order to improve productivity and to solve the Japanese issues those are lack of workers, prevention of heat load, control of epidemic and so on. Dairy farming is the most...
ABSTRACT Society 5.0 is the concept of a future industrial structure and the ideal of social system launched by Japan. The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) challenges to realize Society 5.0 with Smart Food Value Chain of breeding, cultivation, harvest, storage, processing...
RETI: A New Concept for Developing the Green Energy Smart Farm[1] In 2011, the United Nations proposed “Sustainable Energy for All” (SE4All) initiative, i.e., ensuring universal access to modern energy services, doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, and doubling the share...