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01 Introduce of 6th industry
The sixth industry is a combined industry which is mixed the first agriculture, forestry, and fishery industries, and the secondary manufacturing industries, and third service industries. The name comes from the 6th industry in the sense of 1 industry x 2 industry x 3 industry =6 industry.

The 6th industry, based on all tangible or intangible resources present in the countryside, implies a new value added activity by linking agriculture, food, specialty manufacturing, processing and distribution, culture, experience, tourism, and services.

More creativity and imagination in agricultural products can lead to the development of different types of processed products (food, medicines, health products, household items, etc.) and tourism experience services.

Through this process, we can create new jobs, realize productive welfare, and establish a foundation for boosting the local economy.

For example, the First industry of agriculture, the production of products using the special products it produces (secondary industry), and the creation of services (third industry) such as tourism programs.

One of the most popular examples is the Kangyang Alps village. Rural areas created a pure self-supporting festival by adding imagination to the daily life in a farming village.

In the same place, the local residents hold the Summer World Cucurbit Festival and the Winter Chilgapsan Ice Fountain Festival. Through this event, they provide the customer to creating local interesting things (see, enjoy, and eat). They lead the 6th industry in this way.
02 Why we need 6th industry
The reason why the sixth industry is receiving attention as an alternative to the farming economy is that the concept of 6th industry is involved the value added process which the biology or resource, the raw material go through.
03 Characteristics of the 6th Industry
Regional agro-oriented
The sixth industry is a business which is carried out on a farm basis. Without the presence of a first industry, a sixth industry can not be formed. The sixth Industry is based a agriculture and various linkage projects related to its products are created and developed. The sixth industry should not approach as an industry that replaces agriculture, but it is as an alternative to boosting local agriculture and local communities. One of the most important points is to establish a system in which senior farmers, small farmers, and female farmers can participate with their own strengths and responsibilities.
Consumer and Market-oriented
Various business models that is attempted on the local agricultural need to be responsive to consumers and meet the market requirement. Market response and consumer choice are key point of the sustainability of the 6th industry. Because of this, the sixth industry is different from agriculture business pattern. Existing agricultural products can be purchased, but processed agricultural products must be sold. Purchase and sale have the same meaning of ownership transfer, but the buying agent is the one who buys, and the selling agent becomes the one who sells. That is, the sixth industry should be more proactive in developing the market and meeting consumers.
Establish collaboration schemes and strengthen networks
The sixth industry should be redoubled as agricultural products of the first industry, and processing and manufacturing of the secondary industry should be performed. The distribution and service provision of third industry should also be carried out. Each zone has a specialized area. It usually takes an average person at least three to five years to become proficient in other fields. Therefore, a collaborative system that can fill up the gaps and the cooperation is crucial for the sixth industry. Successful business models of sixth industry are those with well-divided divisions within their organizations, or otherwise work well with external support organizations or businesses.
Reinforcement of Business management ability within the organization
When start of the sixth industry business, you will meet many complex situation at the same time, rather than producing agricultural products. Unexpected situation is may occurred by the unfamiliar legal and system. Sometimes you may have difficulty by piling-up inventory. Due to the front reason, the 6th industry business model is more important the Reinforcement of Business management which is the action of Plan-Do- Check - Action for making and processing the review, plan, and check market conditions and practices.
Promote the advancement with advanced technology
Up-grade of 6th industry should be promoted through the introduction of advanced technologies. Amelioration, objectification and standardization increase the quality of goods and services. We have to find out the conjunction area between product to service. It should be the sixth industry that can create synergy between industries. That is, the sixth industry should be more efficient and effective than the first, second and third industries when deployed separately.
04 Type of 6th Industrialization
Index Description
Product
- Oriented type
- Production is the key, and processing services are added to the industry.
- It is important to boost the production sector through secondary or third industries.
Process
- Oriented type
- Developing processed products to reflect consumer needs is key point.
- Securing various sales route through internet or consignment sales
Distribution
- Oriented type
- Construction of the Spatial Linkage System of Production Marketing
- Ability of operating the local food retail store
Tour
- Oriented type
- The key point is Consumers ' direct involvement in production processing.
- linked of various intangible and tangible resource types in the local area
Eating out
- Oriented type
- Production, processing and dining(eating-out) are carried out simultaneously
- Storytelling with ingredients, authenticity, and flavor
Care Farming
- Oriented type
- Functional and medicinal farm produce cultivation and value linkage
- Reinforcement of related specialties, such as gardening and physical/mental/physical therapy
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