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Digital Ag Series - Making better use of government data to support farmers: How livestock traceability data and agriculture outlook data can help farmers create value in Korea

"Learn how South Korea has fostered the data-driven agriculture ecosystem; what are the key innovation enablers and how they interact"

The public institutions in South Korea play a major role in developing and disseminating new AgTech, the importance of their data platform and analytics is growing. In line with the Digital Green New Deal plan (also known as the Korean New Deal), the South Korean government is now focusing on constructing an efficient data platform. In the agricultural sector, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA)’s public data portal is one of their most successful institutional innovation cases. It has combines different information platforms to increase the accessibility of open data for its stakeholders. It now reveals 1,051 open datasets regarding crop cultivation, agricultural technology, livestock management, pest information, and agri-product distribution comprehensively collected from its 18 affiliated agencies. Two MAFRA’s public agencies, the Korea Institute for Animal Products Quality and Evaluation (KAPE) and the Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI) participating in the public data portal will showcase how they collect and utilize agricultural data to foster Livestock Products Traceability System and agriculture production forecasting. This will be an opportunity to see how South Korea has fostered the data-driven agriculture ecosystem; what are the key innovation enablers and how they interact? And how the experience of Korea can be transferred to other countries?

More about KAPE and KREI

Korea Institute for Animal Products Quality and Evaluation (KAPE) is well known for its animal-product traceability system. It has launched a wide variety of animal-products history tracking services from 2009 to increase food safety for consumers, effectively deal with tangible threats in the food value chain, and predict the supply and demand. Such a wide-range food tracking system is possible because KAPE has been cooperating with farms, local governments, and other public agencies to collect animal-product data from all stages of the food value chain. KAPE has kicked off new initiatives to expand its data collection and utilization by providing distribution information via its online platform,  e-Kapepia, which provides real-time price and supply/demand statistics for farmers, distributors and retailers.

Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI) is an agricultural think tank in South Korea that works as an important innovation hub for developing the rural economy and agricultural industry. KREI is operating an agricultural observation center, the Agricultural Outlookwhich collects agri-product (crop) data from farm sites to build an agricultural forecast. The mid/long-term agricultural forecast helps farm-decision making for farmers, distributors, and policymakers. It also contributes to supply/demand predictability and identifying the future food crisis. Agricultural predictability is important since it can help to shape the future blueprint of the agricultural industry.

About the Presenters

Dina Umali-Deininger

Practice Manager, East Asia and Pacific region, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, The World Bank

Dina Umali-Deininger is the Agriculture and Food Practice Manager for the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank. She manages analytical and advisory services and a lending portfolio totaling $3.5 billion, which focuses on promoting climate-smart and nutrition-sensitive agriculture, linking smallholder farmers to markets, agriculture value chain development, and enhancing rural livelihoods and jobs. She formerly served as the Agriculture Practice Manager in Central and Eastern Africa and Water Practice Manager in Europe and Central Asia. She also served as Country Sector Coordinator and Lead Agriculture Economist in the World Bank New Delhi office overseeing the World Bank's agriculture and rural development program in India. Prior to joining the World Bank, she held a teaching position at the University of the Philippines and was a Research Associate at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. She has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Stanford University and a B.A. in Agribusiness Management from the University of the Philippines.

Onyu Jeong

Assistant Manager, Strategic Planning Division / Internationalization project & ODA, Korea Institute for Animal Products Quality Evaluation (KAPE)

Ms. Onyu Jeong is an Assistant Manager, Department of Planning & Coordination at the Korea Institute for Animal Products Quality Evaluation (KAPE). Ms. Onyu Jeong has been in charge of international cooperation in KAPE for 2 years. She operates the training program for the improvement of the livestock products distribution system within Vietnam and Indonesia. While designing the training course, she has been making training content delivering on how South Korea built the livestock products traceability system including laws and policies which is a backbone of the livestock industry.

Dr. Hongseok Seo

Team Manager, Models Research Team, Department of Agricultural Outlook, Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI)

Dr. HongSeok Seo Park majored in Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University in 2015. He is focused on building an optimization model (operations research) to analyze U.S. dairy pricing policy and U.S. crop insurance. After 2015, he has worked at the Department of Agricultural Outlook in Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI). Since 2018, he has been a team manager of the Models Research Team. His primary job is to operate the Korea Agricultural Simulation Model (KASMO), which was developed in 1995 and is updated every year. He has participated in about twenty research projects and developed several partial equilibrium econometric models to forecast the supply and demand as well as price as well as to simulate the effects of policy alternatives and external shocks such as tariff cuts or Covid-19.

Anne Mottet

Livestock Development Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Anne Mottet is a livestock development officer with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. She holds an MSc in agronomy and a Ph.D. in Agro-ecosystems and has close to 20 years of experience in supporting policymakers and stakeholders in the transition to sustainable food systems. She has developed tools and carried out the analysis and global assessments on topics related to livestock and animal products, natural resources, climate change, and agroecology. Anne is a published author (over 4,000 citations), an elected member of the Scientific Advisory Board of The Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI), and an invited reviewer of IPCC reports and guidelines. Anne is currently coordinating a program of work providing technical support and guidance to countries and International Funding Institutions such as the World Bank and IFAD on low carbon livestock development, with an online greenhouse gas calculator called GLEAM-i. She is also co-leading a program of work on technical support for a transition to sustainable food systems using a multicriteria assessment tool called TAPE, the Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation.

Mariela Huelden Varas

Livestock Specialist, Agriculture, and Food Global Practice, The World Bank

Mariela Huelden Varas is a livestock specialist in the World Bank’s Agriculture and Food Global Practice. Her works focus on animal health and welfare at national and regional levels. Besides, she is also involved in the implementation of the OH approach in operations. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mariela was a project officer for the OIE and more recently she worked as a consultant for different international organizations including PAHO-PANAFTOSA, FAO, and IDB. Mariela holds a DVM from the Universidad de Chile and an MSc in Epidemiological Surveillance for human and animal diseases from the Ecole Vétérinaire de Maison-Alfort in France.

Marie-Agnès Jouanjean

Economist, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, The World Bank

Marie-Agnès Jouanjean is an Economist with the Agriculture and Food Global Practice at the World Bank where she explores how digital technologies can support the transformation of agro-food systems. She is looking at the new roles of governments in the digital age and how to foster cooperation with and between public and private stakeholders around the development of a thriving innovation ecosystem to maximize efficiency, equity, and environmental sustainability outcomes. Prior to joining the World Bank, Marie-Agnès worked at the OECD where she developed policy-oriented analysis on various dimensions of digital technologies in agriculture and trade as well as on Global Value Chains (GVCs). She also worked for a Think Tank (Overseas Development Institute (ODI)) and a range of International Organisations on barriers to trade (infrastructure, services, NTMs), regional integration, the economics of resilience, and climate change adaptation. Marie-Agnès holds a Ph.D. in International Economics from Sciences Po Paris, which she did in collaboration with the research center, LICOS, in KULeuven. She is also an Agronomist (IRC-CNEARC Institut des régions chaudes/Montpellier SupAgro and ENSAIA National School of Agronomics and Food Industry).

Questions Submitted


- Oct 26, 2022
The two Ag Tech Public Agencies respectively the Korea Institute for Animal Products Quality and Evaluation (KAPE) performing the livestock products traceability digital system and the Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI) through its Agriculture Outlook digital center have allowed to forecast the agriculture and livestock production as well as providing in real-time other relevant information including the nutrient content of new agri-products and accurate market prices since the wholesale till the retailers ensuring a dynamic and a transparent agri-food value chains.


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