Global Food Crisis Fund Makes Grant to North Korea

A barley field in North Korea, at one of the farm communities supported by grants from the Global Food Crisis Fund. Photo by Dr. Kim Joo

A grant has been approved for $50,000 from the Global Food Crisis Fund to assist the Ryongyon Sustainable Community Development Program in North Korea.

Now in the eighth year of partnership with Agglobe International, the Ryongyon program of community development presents a countrywide model for sustainable agriculture and provides an opportunity for the Church of the Brethren to work at reconciliation as well as food security.

Following a disappointing 2010 crop harvest, this grant will aid in the purchase of seeds, plastic sheeting, and fertilizer.  Previous Global Food Crisis Fund allocations to Agglobe for the Ryongyon cooperatives have totaled $360,000.

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