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NORTH KOREA

Support for food security for children under
the age of 6 and the elderly

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Food security and livelihoods

Food security and livelihoods

FUNDING

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BENEFICIARIES

15 159
people

FROM 08/01/2019 TO 07/31/2021

24
months

BUDGET

100,000
euros

This projects is aimed at two of the most vulnerable groups in DPRK: children under the age of 6, who represent the category most threatened by the chronic food insecurity in the country, and elderly people residing in retirement homes who, due to the geographical isolation of these places coupled with the lack of logistical resources of the public distribution systems in the provinces, also suffer from food insecurity.

This project is a continuation of the work already carried out by TGH in DPRK, as it co-finances two projects currently being implemented in South Hamgyong Province, Hamju, Hamhung and Jongpyong counties, in food security and protection supported by the European Union. It also provides for emergency food distribution to 364 child institutions in Jongpyong county.

The objective of this project is to reduce chronic food insecurity by increasing access to food for the most nutritionally vulnerable population sub-groups, by increasing food production, improving post-production systems (conservation and processing) and supporting food distribution to child institutions and Senior Houses, through four activities:

A first activity which consists in providing direct food support to children under the age of 6 in Jongyong county, South Hamgyong Province, through the distribution of food (rice, oil…) to 364 child institution in order to meet their nutritional needs.

A second activity which focuses on the improvement of the means of distribution of the fingerlings, through the establishment of a small conditioning unit, making it possible to reduce the mortality rate of the fingerlings during distribution, thus increasing the production of fish and thus the quantity distributed to child institutions. The objective is also – in addition to the previous action – to diversify the children’s diet on the long term.

A third activity which focuses on improving the production and distribution of vegetables through the distribution of equipment and tools to facilitate and increase agricultural production, but also to reduce post-harvest losses by improving transport to processing sites. This capacity building ultimately increases the quantity of vegetables distributed to child institutions.

A fourth activity which aims to provide elderly people with greater access to agricultural production by facilitating the cultivation of small plots of land through the distribution of agricultural material as well as conservation and hygiene equipment in two Senior Houses, to provide the elderly with additional food.

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Greenhouse, February 2020, Haeju, @TGH