Tag Archives: starvation

Premonitions of a Disaster

Sino-NK carried a piece today titled “Premonitions of a Disaster: Seeds of the Ecological Collapse and the Germination of Plans for Intensive Industrial Agriculture, 1954-1957” researched and written by your very own DPRK Food Policy Blog editor. We have summarized … Continue reading

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UNICEF Final Report of the National Nutrition Survey 2012 Summary

In March 2013, UNICEF published a report on the state of nutrition in North Korea based on research conducted between September 17th and October 17th 2012. This summary is a little delayed, but serves as a vital starting point for … Continue reading

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A New Famine in North Korea?

According to a recent Asia Sentinel article by Todd Crowell, there could be a new famine in North Korea. Jiro Ishimaru, chief editor of Asiapress in Osaka who is cited in the article, notes Ever since Kim Jong-un assumed the … Continue reading

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Famine and Food – Case of Greece during the Second World War

We must both have been hungry because we constantly led the conversation round to food. “What is your favorite dish, grandad?” “All of them, my son. It’s a great sin to say this is good and that is bad.” “Why? … Continue reading

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Global Grain Production vs. Direct Global Grain Consumption

While we observe North Korea go through its perpetual cycle of low food acquisition and starvation, it is important to recognize that the global system as a whole has been having circulatory problems in the grain market in the last … Continue reading

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South Korean aid rejected while economic instability rises

Pummeled by a series of climatic phenomenons harmful to crop production and the general health of the rural population, Pyongyang will be struggling to meet the deficit in food demand and services necessary for the welfare of its citizens. This … Continue reading

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Summary of Food, Economics and Entitlements by Amartya Sen

Summary of Amartya Sen, “Food, Economics and Entitlements.” World Institute for Development Economics Research, United Nations University, February 1986. People establish command over food in two broad ways: Direct ownership of food via production conversion of wages into food The … Continue reading

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