FAO Reports Drop in N. Korea's Rice Harvest
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) has estimated that North Korea's rice harvest decreased by 300-thousand tons this year from a year ago due to severe droughts.
The Voice of America quoted the FAO's "Food Outlook" report as saying on Thursday that the North's rice yields are estimated at one-point-four million tons this year, compared to one-point-seven million tons for last year.
Abdolreza Abbasian, who drew up of the FAO report, blamed the sharp decrease to abnormally dry weather.
International organizations projected sharp drops in the North's crop yields as the country suffered from severe droughts this year.