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After worst harvest in ten years, 10 million people in DPR Korea face imminent food shortages

A United Nations food security assessment in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (also known as North Korea) has found that following the worst harvest in 10 years, due to dry spells, heatwaves and flooding, about 10.1 million people suffer from severe food shortages, meaning they do not have enough...
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
2019 - Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
DPR Korea’s food production hit by the worst drought since 2001

DPR Korea’s crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large part of its population, according to a new FAO update prepared in collaboration with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.   Rainfall from April...
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
DPR Korea’s food production hit by the worst drought since 2001

DPR Korea’s crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large part of its population, according to a new FAO update prepared in collaboration with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.   Rainfall from April...
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Project
Arming DPR Korea's farmers with tools to tackle soil pests

Food crops such as rice, maize and cabbage are grown over two-thirds of Korea’s total arable land. Damage inflicted by soil-borne insects threatens yields, with losses of up to 30%. The proliferation of these pests is the result of a lack of safe, feasible control methods. This project aims to...
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
2016 - CABI

Website
Family Farming website

The website about family farmers and their farms, begun in 2014 to show the diversity of family farmers ‘Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth‘ by a collection of first hand experiences (snapshots) as an educational resource for anywhere in the world. The concept of this comes from the  International...
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2014 - Family farms.enviroed4all

Case study
DPR Korea and FAO

Achievements and success stories
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been providing support to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for well over three decades. FAO is normally the focal point for the United Nation’s Agriculture/Food Security Theme Group and its Sub-group on Sloping Land Management, which are...
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010

Country Report: Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Sustainably managed forests have multiple environmental and socio-economic functions important at the global, national and local scales, and play a vital part in sustainable development. Reliable and upto-date information on the state of forest resources - not only on area and area change, but also on such variables as growing...
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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