UN agency warns North Korea faces serious cereal deficit

Published on 16 November 2010

A joint report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) on Tuesday warned that about five million people living in North Korea will continue to face food shortages despite a relatively good harvest and a slight increase in food supply. The report follows a visit of the joint FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission which visited North Korea in September. The mission found that the country faces a cereal import requirement for the 2010/11 marketing year of an estimated 867,000 tonnes.

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