South Korea Agriculture

Two-thirds of the country is hilly or mountainous, which means arable land comprises only 22% of the countrys land area. Agriculture as a whole contributes 2.34% to South Korea’s GDP and employs 7% of the country’s workforce.

Rice is the most important crop here, accounting for about 90% of the country’s total grain production and over 40% of farm income. Barley, soybeans and potatoes are the other major broad acre crops. Fruit, particularly citrus, and vegetables are also widely grown.

Crops at Risk of Damage


Native Slug and Snail Species

Bullacta exarata (korean mud snail)

Invasive Species

Pomacea canaliculata (golden apple snail)

Axcela® in South Korea

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