Food Security and Rural Development

Hunger and malnutrition continue to be problems in DPRK.In the past, UNDP concentrated on increasing grain production. Today, the focus is on diversifying agriculture (such as vegetables and alternative grain production) to help meet DPRK’s food security needs. Interventions will include small-scale agro-processing demonstration projects in rural areas, which will help to create more such units, improve the availability of nutritious food and generate employment opportunities for men and women.

Our Goals

  • To design and implement projects in support of seed multiplication (improved quality and variety) at the farm level; provide appropriate skills to increase productivity and food availability in an ecologically-sustainable manner, and also improve rural livelihoods.

  • To enhance post-harvest management at the farm level through training of farmers; introduction and promotion of improved post-harvest methods.

  • SeedProject

    Maekjon Foundation Seed Farm, Kangdong Countymore

    Our Stories

    CROPS TRANSPORTED FROM THE FIELD TO THRESHING CENTRES

    Reduced Loss with Less Labour Inputs

    In most farms in the country, the loss of grain in the post-harvest period accounts for more than 15 percent of total crop production on average.more 

    Threshing and seed drying floor

    Work Teams of Co-operative Seed Farms Improving Seed Production

    In 2011, three co-operative seed farms were selected for pilot projects on seed production, with the technical assistance of the Food and Agriculture Organization and themore 

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    Projects and Initiatives

    • Improved Seed Production for Sustainable Agriculture

      To design and implement interventions in support of seed multiplication (improved quality and variety);capacity enhancement at the farm level; and providing appropriate skills to increase productivity and food availability in an ecologically-sustainable manner for improved rural livelihoods.more 

    • Reduction of Post-Harvest Losses for Food Security

      To enhance capacity at the farm level in post-harvest management through training of farmers; introduction and promotion of improved post-harvest methods and interventions; and awareness-raising activities for farmers. more 

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