South Korea's presidency set up a task force to negotiate supplies from producer states.
The country’s fresh fruit and vegetable exports have increased by 25 percent, growth that allows it to compete with 85 nations in foreign markets.
In light of 2023 vision for advancing defence technology and capacity, Turkey has increased its arms exports by 170 percent in four years, according to SIPRI.
Seoul has been examining nine cases of potential imports of North Korean coal, which would breach a resolution passed last August by the UN Security Council to choke off funding for Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.
Bringing in potatoes from Syria has eased prices in Turkey and encouraged Syrian farmers to increase production of the crop.
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