North Korea plants rice as UN warns of food crisis

North Korea plants rice as UN warns of food crisis

North Korea plants rice as UN warns of food crisis

Written by Reuters

12 May, 2019 | 4:49 pm

REUTERS: North Korean farmers began planting rice in paddy fields on Sunday (May 12).  Director of a cooperative farm at Kangso District, Choe Kyong Chol, said that they expected to achieve the grain production goal which was set by the state’s leader Kim Jong Un at a recent party meeting.

Four in 10 North Koreans are chronically short of food and further cuts to already minimal rations are expected after the worst harvest in a decade, the United Nations said earlier this month.

 

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