Some Filipinos in South Korea are participating in the study of modern farming methods. This is a great benefit to them because it can be a business when they return to the Philippines.
Philippine Entrepreneur Agriculture Korea, or PEAK Pinoy, started the study in 2021. Given the restrictions at that time due to the pandemic, only one seminar was held via Zoom for OFWs in Korea to get to know the country's agriculture better.
"We are giving them exposure to better understand the development of Korean agriculture. Both our President Bong Bong Marcos and our compatriots would love to understand and learn more about it," said the Department of Migrant Workers, Attache Maya Valderrama.
On the second anniversary of PEAK Pinoy, some of the compatriots joined a vertical farm tour in South Korea. The tour was under the supervision of the Philippine Embassy Seoul Ambassador, Tess De Vega, and the Department of Agriculture Seoul Office, Attache Aleli Maghirang.
"We brought them to a vertical farm in Sangdo. We also brought them on an educational trip to the NACP agricultural museum.. we were able to receive a lecture from Mr. Sang Hoo Lee, President of Agro Solutions Korea, and the vice president of KBTS, the best team for smart farming in Korea. On top of that, he gave an introduction to smart farming and its applicability in the Philippines," says Attache Maghirang.
Since the restrictions have been relieved, more Filipinos in Korea can now learn about smart agriculture.
Source: ABS CBN News