KREI will take the lead for the sustainable future of Korean agricultural and rural areas.
President, Korea Rural Economic Institute
Welcome to the Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI).
The Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI) has been a cornerstone for the progress of agricultural, rural and food industries in Korea since its foundation in 1978, by shaping agricultural policy directions through a wide range of agricultural research.
In the early 1980s, KREI worked to establish agricultural and fishery policies of Korea for the 5-year Economic Development Plan. In the 1990s, the Institute contributed to improving the agricultural structure before agricultural market opening and proposed programs for agricultural policy reform to overcome the financial crisis at the time. As market opening sped up entering the 2000s, KREI worked hard to enhance the competitiveness of Korean agriculture.
As rural decline is getting worse, Korean agriculture urgently needs to re-establish its role as a provider of public value. Also, it goes through a transformation to become the sustainable growth engine of the future by applying various technologies of the 4th industrial revolution. Amid these rapid changes, KREI focuses its energy on in-depth research to make a shift in the agricultural policy framework. Also, it listens carefully to the farmer’s voice to apply it in research.
KREI will undertake empirical research down the road to fulfill its role as a think tank for rural areas and work hard to lead rural development and innovation with sustainability.