* Date : 2017-03-30
4 Angles Ep.162
Seed Industry Soars to New Heights
Efforts to develop new seed varieties are being made in both the public and private sectors. Deep Purple roses developed by a public research institute feature two color shades and a higher average yield than other rose varieties. A watermelon variety from a private seed producer has won the All-American Selections in recognition for its great garden performance. We take a look at Korea's seed industry and its prospects.
Senary Industry, a New Paradigm in Agriculture
Senary or sixth-level industry has emerged as a new paradigm for agriculture in Korea. Senary industries combine primary, secondary and tertiary industries to create added value. A prime example is a winery in Gyeonggi-do Province that welcomes about 85,00 visitors from both home and abroad, thanks to its interesting tour programs including wine sampling and jam making. Learn how creative business models for senary industries can offer a breakthrough for struggling rural communities.
Jeju, an Island of Art
Jeju Island is Korea's most sought-after tourist destination. In addition to pristine nature and picturesque scenery, it is home to a number of cultural and artistic attractions, especially museums dedicated to some of the greatest names in Korean art history. Among them are internationally-acclaimed contemporary painter Kim Tschang-Yeul, Korea's most beloved artist Lee Jung-seop and master calligraphy of the Joseon Dynasty Kim Jeong-hui. Find out how these artists' legacy adds to the beauty of the island.
Korea's Ultra-Low Birth Rate: Causes and Solutions
The 5th Presidential Committee on Ageing Society and Population Policy was launched on Mar. 6. The Korean government has spent some US$ 80 bil. in fertility policy initiatives for the past 10 years, but the country's birth rate fell to 1.25 last year, a record low in history. Despite the government-level efforts, the number of people who choose to remain single and DINK households are on the rise. What can reverse Korea's declining birth rate?