November 9, 2011
North Korean crop to increase this year
North Korean crop harvest for this year will rise, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in its November Food Outlook report.
The report expects that despite flooding in the North, its farms are better equipped with farming equipment, which should increase the crop yield slightly.
Prior to that, the FAO said early in October in its report titled "Crop Prospects and Food Situation" that North Korea's crop harvest after milling will increase by 4.8% from the 4.2 million tonnes last year to 4.4 million tonnes this year.
The FAO, along with the World Food Programme, conducted a survey on North Korea's crop yield and food security. The FAO is expected to announce a specific estimate of the North's crop yield in mid-November.