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Nutrition in North Korea: It’s not just about food. Randall Ireson American Friends Service Committee. Famine and Food Aid. “A hungry child knows no politics.”. Ronald Regan. “A hungry child knows no politics, but every hungry child is a victim of politics.”. Erich Weingartner.

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Nutrition in North Korea: It’s not just about food

Randall Ireson

American Friends Service Committee


Famine and Food Aid


“A hungry child knows no politics.”

Ronald Regan


“A hungry child knows no politics, but every hungry child is a victim of politics.”

Erich Weingartner


Precipitating Factors:FloodFloodDrought


Mass gymnastics show glorifying the Sun, Kim Il Sung (2005)


‘Arirang’ Mass Gymnastics Performance

(2002)


  • Stunting: Low height for age

    =Chronic malnutrition

  • Wasting: Low weight for height

    =Acute malnutrition


1998

2002

2004

1998

2002

2004


Distribution of Stunting, All children under 7 years. 2002 and 2004 data

2002

2004

Normal distribution


Causes = Policy Choices


Rice Paddies North of Anju


Harrowing a Rice Paddy


The “Rural Technical Revolution”

  • Mechanization

  • Chemicalization

  • Irrigation

  • Electrification


Great Leader Kim Il Sung Teaches About Agriculture


Fertilizer Use and Food Production in DPRK, 1989 - 2004

Food production

Fertilizer use


Lessons for Us


Crisis as Opportunity


- A new food security

Local, sustainable agriculture systems


Five feasible changes


Estimated Investment for Sustainable Agriculture System in DPRK


Wind Turbines such as these can be used in DPRK


Extolling the Advantage of Raising Ostriches


Mass Gymnastics Praising Modern Poultry Farming


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