Organic projects in DPR Korea
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The development of the organic sector in DPR Korea is at a very early stage. The project “Bridges for Organic Knowledge in Korea (BOKK). Building capacity for organic agriculture development in DPR Korea” is a partnership implemented by IFOAM and the organic stakeholders from DPR Korea. Local implementation of the activities is under the coordination of the Pyongyang International Information Center for New Technology and Economy (PIINTEC), the only currently authorized IFOAM member in DPR Korea. The total duration of the project is of 48 months, starting from 1 January 2012, IFOAM reports. More information on the project is available here.
A new call for proposals for similar actions has recently been launched under the European Commission's Food Security Thematic Program. Eligible IFOAM members are encouraged to consider applying. The procedure for application is quite complex and lengthy; therefore a careful analysis of the guidelines and all the documents related to the call is recommended, which can be downloaded here. The deadline for submission of the documents (Concept note and full proposal are to be submitted at one stage) is 17 September 2012.