GIEWS Update: Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Prolonged dry spell raises serious concerns for 2015 food crop production, 17 June 2015


• Prolonged dry spell from April to early June in main growing areas of the country affected plantings and yield potential of the 2015 food crops.

• Production of the 2014/15 early season potatoes and minor wheat and barley crops, currently harvested, anticipated to be considerably reduced.

• More rains are urgently needed to avoid a significant decrease in 2015 cereal production and the deterioration of the food security situation.