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About NAS

The role of NAS

Generation of new income by applying rural resources and maintaining a healthy agricultural ecosystem

  • Discovery and exploration of the values of agricultural resources and development of the techniques of utilizing these resources
  • Environment-friendly management of soil resources and development of integrated techniques for agricultural environment
  • Development of the national policy for the future with international regulation considerations such as in climate change, water deficiency, bio-energy, and others.
      - Management techniques of the national resources such as developing rural resources, and managing environment for sustainable agriculture development.

Crop protection and technical development on practical use of biological resources

  • Strengthening of research on useful insects and applying research for developing new industrial value
  • Searching and establishing local biological resources as complementary measure for international species
      - Increase in farm income through industrialization of useful agricultural biotic resources

Development of production techniques for safe agricultural products

  • Prompt diagnosis of hazadous substances in agricultural products and establishment of scientific organic farming techniques
  • Setting up of management standard for hazardous substances consistent with global standard and preparation of its reduction method
      - In accordance with the harmonized global standard to secure safety of agricultural products

Automation(robotics) of farm production and development of post-harvest technologies

  • Development of automation(robotics) to reduce production and labor costs
  • Development of energy-saving technologies and techniques to prevent disasters affecting stable production of crop and animal products
      - Increasing agro-industry productivity, stability and competitiveness through product diversification and value- adding

Securing fundamental techniques and practical use in agricultural biotechnology

  • Development of new crops through diversity conservation of genetic resources and massive inherent genes
  • Proper management of GM crops and construction of safety system
      - Securing global competition in agricultural biotechnology and creation of new growth power in the future

Development of commercialization techniques for globalization of agricultural and korean foods

  • Development of value-adding techniques for enhancement of agricultural and Korean foods, specifically traditional fermented foods.
  • Establishment of stable consumption basis of agricultural food & development of techniques for promotion of Korean-type food culture.
      - Commercialization of Korean and processed foods, as Northeast Asia Agricultural Food R &D Hub organization takes-off through development of material science techniques for agricultural food resources.

Management and use of national agricultural genetic resources

  • Securing the diversity and safety preservation of agricultural genetic resources.
  • Improvement of the resource utilization through characteristics evaluation of resources.
      - Establishment of national total management system for agricultural genetic resources

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