Where We Work

North Korea

North Korea is one of the world’s most isolated countries, and its people face chronic food insecurity and poverty. To prevent food shortages, our conservation agriculture and cooperative farm programs help improve food production and nutrition. In urban areas, greenhouses, irrigation systems, and composting all help increase food security, and we are also strengthening links between rural cooperative farms and urban social institutions. To address issues around environmental health, water, sanitation, and hygiene, we build drinking water systems and latrines and also work to reduce the spread of disease by promoting good hygiene practices. We focus on mitigating the impact of natural disasters as well by addressing risks related to floods, droughts, and irregular electricity supply.