South Korean government hopes to export more premium produce

The South Korean government is hoping the nation’s produce will be the next export that finds its way into the daily lives of people around the globe. For that reason, the government has been chartering airplanes to be able to export strawberries to countries like Singapore and Hong Kong during the fruit's prime from December to April.

Efforts are also being made to help local farmers cultivate bigger and sweeter strawberries so that consumers will deem the fruits luxury produce and see them as worthy of a higher price tag.

Because of their delicate nature, strawberries are mostly exported via airplane. In line with this, the government has been working on ways to support the export of larger volumes of strawberries. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is offering flights that solely operate to deliver strawberries to Hong Kong and Singapore, after previously operating such flights to Singapore from December last year to April.

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