Representatives of two korean agricultural agencies who support and promote in different countries the adoption of modern production technologies developed in Korea, as well as their transfer, visited the Constanza Horticultural Experimental Station of the Dominican Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Research (IDIAF).
The visit was to learn about the progress of technological innovation projects in the agricultural sector that supports the korean agricultural cooperationas well as prioritizing future interventions to contribute to the development of Dominican agriculture.
The Korean delegation was received by Eladio Arnaud Santanaexecutive director of IDIAF, and was made up of Young Bum Kimdirector of Kopia RD and the Korea Department of Agriculture; Kim Dohodeputy administrator; Kim Hang Youngdirector Center for International Cooperation; Kim Sung Jae, team leader results and evaluations; Yi Min Jeonginterpret and Lee Kyung Taileader projects in Africa and Latin America.
Arnaud explained during the visit of the agencies that Constanza is a special ecosystem and that, motivated by the circumstances of its population growth, the little territorial space and the food demand push this locality to produce under protected environment.
He indicated that, with an extension of some 60,000 cultivable tasks, the inhabitants have modified their production methods, together with a high competition for land for production and urbanization; all this, at the expense of the effects of climate change and population growth, which indicate the need to redesign and seek new alternatives to maintain their productive level.
Currently, Korean agricultural cooperation to the country is channeled through the office of Kopia RD and supports technological development in rice, potato, sweet potato, tomato and pepper crops.
Additionally, interest has been identified in collaborating in the improvement of degraded soils, as well as the management of pests and diseases in tropical crops.