North Korea food crisis is blamed on drought. A UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) assessment team visited had visited Unpa County, North Hwanghae Province, in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in April 2019 and confirmed the deep hunger crisis that the people were facing. Similar situation was reported in 2015. Hunger crisis was attributed to crop-damage either due to drought or flooding. Amongst the variegated reporting, the spark, was in terms of sustainability of small farms over the large farms despite their ability to pay for expensive water supply pumps and irrigations infrastructure. A lesson that emerges out of these stories, is the essential need of funding innovations to create alternate natural resource supply chains or conservation mechanisms at local ecosystem level, besides funding sustainable farming projects, supporting infrastructure and technology. @WBG_GOV @FAO.
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