June 03, 2023

Urgent action needed to ensure North Korea’s food security in April, MFA says

Leaked memo stressed the "dangerousness" of current food supply situation

The North Korean government believes urgent action will be needed to ensure food security for the country in April, a document obtained by NK News last week showed, with grain output in 2018 having reportedly fallen by 10% compared to the previous year.

In an undated Korean-language memo carrying the emblem of the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the North Korean government said crop yields in 2018 had amounted to 4,951,000 tons, 503,000 tons less than the previous year.