Agriculture Oman buys smart farming system from South Korea By Staff Writer November 24, 2022 Yonhap News Agency The boxes have built-in systems that automatically adjust the environment Nongshim, a major South Korean producer of snacks and instant noodles, will export a smart farm system to Oman. The Omani government has decided to buy two units of smart farm containers worth $200,000 made by Nongshim, the Yonhap News Agency reported. The 40-foot-long boxes will provide a total of 165 sq m of cultivation area. The boxes have built-in systems that automatically adjust the environment, such as temperature, humidity, oxygen levels, and the amount of light. Most of the infrastructure and software built in the containers were developed by Nongshim, the report said. Plants can grow at half the cultivation period needed in normal farming. “There is a growing demand for factory-style smart farms in the Middle East, especially due to the harsh environment there,” the report said, citing an unnamed Nongshim official. “We plan to export more of our smart farm technology to the region,” he added.