Improvement of rural living conditions through healthy forests - Establishment of a Training Centre for Sustainable Forestry
The DPRK, once being richly endowed with forests, experiences a continuous decrease in forested areas beyond the natural regeneration rate. Between 1990 and 2005, forest clearance lead to a deterioration of forest and wooded land of more than 20,000 square kilometers, equivalent to 25 % of the total forested area (FAO, 2005).
In line with policy announcements of the DPRK, the now finished project of the HSF contributed to reforestation and thereby also increased economic viability of rural communities affected by deforestation. The project “Improvement of rural living conditions through healthy forests – establishment of a Training Centre for Sustainable Forestry” contributes to long-term sustainable forest policies having a positive impact on food security in the DPRK.
Improvement of rural living conditions
Introduction of methods of sustainable forestry in DPRK
Increasing food security in the DPRK
The project had the aim to improve the living conditions in deforested areas. Persistent technical and organizational deficiencies and deficits should be eliminated and then lead to increased food security in the DPRK, especially for the population living in deforested areas.
The brochure to the EU-project can be downloaded here.
Also, the HSF Korea recently published a brochure about the end of the project. You can download it here.
Project Reference: DCI-FOOD/2012/309-271
Start Date: 1 Sep 2014
End Date: 31 Oct 2017
This project is funded by the European Union and implemented by HSF and FMRI.