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Agriculture is getting smarter!

Hanaro Farm (B2G '18) created an innovative smart farming system incorporating latest technologies of AI, IoT, and Cloud.

"B2G Tech News" presents exclusive video of Hanaro Farm, how they design the future of agriculture with the fusion of farming and AI cultivation technology. 

 

Qatari leader Sheikh Tamim ben Hamad Al Thani (left) and President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 28 shake hands before their summit at Cheong Wa Dae.

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (left) and President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 28 shake hands before their summit at Cheong Wa Dae.


By Park Gil-ja and Kim Young Shin 
Photos = Cheong Wa Dae 

President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 28 held a summit with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Seoul on strengthening bilateral ties, with this year marking the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between both countries. 

The two leaders agreed to expand economic cooperation from their traditional areas of energy and construction to a wider range of fields. 

To support Qatar's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup soccer finals, the first time the competition will be held in the Middle East, more joint projects in transportation will be launched. Korea will also take part in projects under the Qatar National Vision 2030 and plan collaboration in other sectors such as health care, agriculture, fisheries, education and securities. 

President Moon said, "Bilateral trade volume has reached USD 17 billion and many Korean corporations are participating in Qatar's infrastructure construction and other economic projects," adding, "Meanwhile, Korea is largely dependent on Qatar for LNG imports." 

He also expressed hope for bilateral energy trade to lead to joint projects in new industries such as the smart grid. 

After the summit, both sides signed seven memorandums of understanding on smart farms, land transportation, aquaculture, licensing of marine officers, training programs, smart grid technology and port management. 

President Moon Jae-in (right) on Jan. 28 holds his first summit of the year with Qatari leader Sheikh Tamim ben Hamad Al Thani (third from left) at Cheong Wa Dae.

President Moon Jae-in (right) on Jan. 28 holds his first summit of the year with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (third from left) at Cheong Wa Dae.

krun@korea.kr




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The Rural Development Administration develops an IT-based tool that can check on the health of pregnant pigs by monitoring their body movements in real time. (RDA)



By Park Hye-ri and Sohn JiAe

The livestock industry is getting tech savvy.

The Rural Development Administration (RDA) announced on March 26 that it has invented a set of state-of-the-art tools that can identify health problems in pregnant sows with the use of cutting edge IT.

Mother hogs, which play crucial roles in giving birth and breastfeeding when it comes to breeding pigs, are subject to bone or joint problems due to their increased weight. 

To solve such health problems, the RDA’s new device will monitor the movement of both the sow's forelegs and hind legs using ultrasonic waves in real time. 

The RDA hopes that such technology will be systematically introduced across the swine breeding industry, and will help reduce labor costs, improve farm incomes, and raise the quality of livestock produced.

Currently, IT is used widely across the livestock industry, for example, from sorters that automatically measure an animal's weight and determines whether or not to ship the animal, to analysis equipment that can collect and analyze data about fodder and water supplies. There are also high-tech CCTVs and fire detectors. 

“These kinds of IT-powered sensors to monitor biometric data from the sows will be more widely utilized across the industry,” said Yu Dong-jo, a researcher at the RDA Pig Industry Department. “Amid the aging population in many rural areas, this technology will surely cut down on labor force pressures, while increasing productivity.” 

hrhr@korea.kr




 
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