North Korean official claims about child nutrition: what the data shows
Data suggests remarkable improvement since the late 1990s, despite stagnant levels of food supply per capita
The North Korean government is made up of different competing agencies with overlapping responsibilities.
Food production is largely the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture, but the Minister of Land and Environment Protection also has responsibility for hillside plots, while the Minister of Food Procurement and Administration is supposed to manage the food distribution system. The Ministry of Forestry also likely has some involvement with agroforestry projects, which hillside projects are seemingly often branded as nowadays when they are legal.
When these different agencies talk to international organizations, they often don’t coordinate what data
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