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Support to agriculture and food security in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Support to agriculture and food security in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Full title of the project:

Support to agriculture and food security coordination activities in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Target areas:

Hwanghae, North and South Pyongan and Pyongyang provinces, Kangwon and South Hamgyong.

Donor:
Contribution:
USD 400 382
Implementation:
01/04/2009-31/12/2011
Project code:
OSRO/DRK/901/SWE
Objective:

To provide and maintain linkages between Government ministries, donors and partners, and to provide a focal point for coordination with other agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Fishery, Ministry of Land and Environmental Protection.

Beneficiaries reached:

Government and non-governmental partners working in the agriculture sector.

Activities implemented:
  • Supported the planning, implementation and coordination of project activities in DPRK.
  • Represented FAO in all UN Country Team forums, including discussions relating to the new UN Strategic Framework 2010-2015.
  • Developed a background analysis paper for the new UN Strategic Framework 2010-2015.
  • Monitored FAO’s project development and tracked delivery of equipment and inputs to project sites.
Impact:
  • The various FAO interventions supported by the coordination activities under the project resulted in greater crop yields and vaccination coverage.
  • The linkages established between Government, non-governmental and international institutions working in the agriculture sector resulted in greater information sharing and a more coherent national agricultural strategy.