31 May '15, 9am

Drought-hit #NorthKorea updates farming methods to avoid food crisis

Drought-hit #NorthKorea updates farming methods to avoid food crisis

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has updated farming methods and switched crops that could help soften the blow of drought and avert a disastrous food shortage, an aid worker and an analyst said on Sunday, after a United Nations official warned of another "huge food deficit". Impoverished North Korea, which suffered a deadly famine in the 1990s, has seen international food aid fall sharply because of its restrictions on humanitarian workers and reluctance to allow monitoring of food distribution. Food supplies had since improved and production has been at the highest levels, resulting in the lowest shortfall last year since the mid-2000s, according to independent South Korean studies. "Supply this year will be even more stable and any shortfall is likely to be met sufficiently by imports," said Mr Kwon Tae Jin of the GSnJ Institute in Seoul, an expert on North Korean agricult...

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