January 27, 2022

North Korean provinces see ‘dramatic’ decline in crop health: report

US think tank says DPRK may reap a smaller harvest amid lingering flood damage and self-described ‘food crisis’

North Korea may reap a smaller-than-average harvest this year, a new report shows, potentially exacerbating the country’s ongoing “food crisis” as it continues to feel the effects of devastating flooding and extreme border restrictions.

The report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) Beyond Parallel program uses satellite imagery to measure crop conditions across the country, concluding that at least three provinces saw dramatic declines in crop health.