On March 24th, the Korea Agency
of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry
and Fishery (EPIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding cooperation agreement
with SEGES, the leading agricultural education and advisory organisation affiliated
with the Danish Agricultural and Food Council.
accordance with the agreement, EPIS and SEGES plan to develop joint training programmes
and overseas workshops for rural youth, professional farmers, farm managers, agricultural
advisers, and other stakeholders. They also plan to collaborate on promoting agricultural
ICT modelling and Smart Farming technologies, as well as to share knowledge on governmental
policies and projects. Based on these areas of collaboration, the two organizations
as well as Denmark and Korea as a whole will aim to establish a sustainable partnership
in the agricultural sector.
”Our cooperation with SEGES will
focus on joint methods that can utilise the strong points of the Danish
agricultural sector, such as human resource development, youth employment and
start-ups, consulting, as well as ICT and Smart Farming technologies. We believe
this will contribute to the increase in Korea’s competitiveness agricultural
sector,” said ChulSoo Park, President of EPIS.
The signing ceremony was held last
Friday at SEGES in Copenhangen, Denmark, and was attended by Anne Lawaetz
Arhnung, CEO of SEGES; Kyung Ah Park, Executive Vice President of EPIS; and Jason
Insu Park, Senior Innovation Officer from the Embassy of Denmark in Korea. The
cooperation between the two organisations stems from the efforts of the Innovation
Centre at the Embassy of Denmark, which first proposed the partnership in 2016.