UN: N. Korea food production falls first time since 2010, hunger worsening

April 28, 2016 08:19


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Food production in North Korea has fallen for the first time since 2010, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said, warning that it expects worsening hunger as the country struggles with poor rainfall.

In 2015, North Korea produced about 5.4 million tonnes of food, including cereals, soybeans and potatoes, down from 5.9 million tonnes it produced in 2014, the FAO said on Wednesday.According to FAO estimates, the country was facing a shortage of 394,000 tonnes of cereal, the biggest gap since 2011/2012.

"The country's food security situation is expected to deteriorate from the previous year when most households were already estimated to have poor or borderline food consumption levels," FAO said in a statement.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
May 20, 2019
U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions