Parallel Session 01
Food Security on the Korean Peninsula and North Korea
- 2021. 02. 07.10:00 - 11:30
- PyeongChang 1+2
- Korean, English
- Food security is a top priority in building peace on the Korean Peninsula and preparing for future reunification. Therefore, inter-Korean cooperation is essential because solving North Korea"s chronic food shortage and poverty issues is directly related to North Korea"s sustainable development as well as future unification costs. In this session, we will identify the current status of North Korea"s agricultural and rural areas and the current status of food supply and demand, and seek ways to cooperate in agriculture and rural areas. Through this, we can figure out the possibility of achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) related to food security. - In terms of supply, more than 1 million tons of food per year is lacking, and in terms of demand, food consumption is diversified, which can be expected to change the North"s agricultural production structure and related policies. - However, with the sustainable development of agriculture constrained by the North"s agricultural technology backward, technology cooperation models for each agricultural and rural sector can be found to promote inter-Korean cooperation projects in preparation for the future era of unification on the Korean Peninsula. - For example, the agroforestry model can help North Korea achieve SDGs by not only solving poverty problems through food production but also coping with climate change through forest greening.
- Institutes of Green Bio Science and Technology, Seoul National University
- Organization Information
- The Institutes of Green-bio Science & Technology is a place to present future direction of green bio-integrated research by consensus of various studies through on-site education and research and make this an opportunity to be realized as a hub of Northeast Asia in the field of green-bio that creates creative value to contributes to national development.