Integrated Potato pest & disease Management (IPM) - DPRK

Two EuropeAid projects, jointly with funding from the Dutch Ministry of Economy, Agriculture and Innovation (BOCI program) are focusing during the period 2010-2015 on the selection and introduction of new organic potato varieties with durable resistance to late blight and training for disease free multiplication of seed potatoes in DPRK agriculture.


The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) suffered serious humanitarian problems in the 1990's, including famines and floods. These problems have been overcome, mainly, thanks to foreign Humanitarian Aid and some economic adjustments introduced in 2002.

However, the food situation remains fragile. A structural shortfall in food production and food availability affects the most vulnerable groups, and increases the overall local population's vulnerability to natural disasters; especially floods due to deforestation and erosion.

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