Young South Korean entrepreneur creates rural jobs

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Suk Moo Lee

The future for many young people looking for jobs in Asia could be in rural areas rather than in cities, according to some economists working on employment issues.

Typically, the scarcity of rural jobs has driven young people to urban areas in search of employment, but that trend could be reversed as more opportunities are created in agriculture.

Suk Moo Lee is a young South Korean entrepreneur who left the city to develop a successful business growing blueberries.

He benefitted from government programmes which encourage young people to set up businesses, especially agricultural ones.

Matthieu Cognac form the International Labour Organization asked him why he became a blueberry farmer.

Duration: 2'55"

 

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