North Korea’s production of food increased 5% in 2013

Home > Business > Industry

print dictionary print

North Korea’s production of food increased 5% in 2013

North Korean food production has increased for a third straight year, but a United Nations report warned Thursday that cases of stunted growth in children due to malnutrition remained high.

A mission by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) visited North Korea’s nine agricultural provinces in late September and early October around the main annual grain harvest.

Total food production is estimated at about 5.03 million tonnes (including milled rice) in 2013, which is about a 5 percent increase over the previous year.

But the food situation remains unsatisfactory with 84 percent of households having borderline or poor food consumption.

Reuters

More in Industry

Futures at stake, marketers see opportunity in CSAT

Aekyung Group makes executive appointments

Lotte Mart slammed for illegally kicking out trainee guide dog

It's tough at the top, and many would prefer not to try

[NEWS IN FOCUS] It's spinoff time for LG Chem and battery unit

Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now