The Foundation of Agricultural Technology Commercialization and Transfer announced on Tuesday it is now exporting ‘smart farm packages’ comprised of the equipment, materials, and plants needed for starting a smart farm, to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and other Central Asian countries.
The foundation signed a 4.7 billion won (US$4.2 million) deal with Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan this month. It is also preparing for a 14.7 billion won contract next month.
The foundation agreed to work with the Kazakhstan Scientific Research Institute of Fruit and Viticulture in May last year, carrying out a variety of projects to test the smart farm system, greenhouse facilities, and South Korean tomatoes.
“Smart farm packages help export high quality agricultural products developed by both the public and private sector,” said the foundation. “We expect royalties for South Korean-bred plants to expand in the coming future.”