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Price Stabilization

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Increasing farmer's and fishermen's incomes and maintaining a stable household economy by providing financial support to private warehouse operators and by means of direct procurement, storage, release and import of agro-fishery products.

Financial Support

  • Method : Provision of raw material procurement loans
  • Beneficiaries : Companies in the private agro-processing industry who purchase, store, and process designated items

Direct Procurement

  • Items : Red pepper, garlic, onions and other staples
  • Method : Disbursement of the agricultural product price stabilization fund during peak harvest seasons

Storage

  • Facilities : 2 aT warehouses located in Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, Jeonju, Incheon, Daejon, Cheongju and I-Cheon
  • Capacity : 58,571 M/T per shift

Release

  • Method : Auction, direct sale, and wholesale market distribution
  • Period : When prices are rising in the off season
  • Beneficiaries : Wholesalers, retailers, and bulk consumers

Import

  • Items : Products with poor harvests or weak domestic production bases (e.g., sesame seed, red beans, soybeans) and MMA/CMA imports such as red pepper, garlic, and onions
  • Period : Year-round, according to each item's domestic market situation