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Strawberries in winter: AFSC's program in North Korea

When you ask yourself who holds the keys to world peace, you may not think of farmers. But in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea), where bad weather makes crops hard to grow and political isolation makes help hard to come by, a farmer’s success can make a world of difference.

Linda Lewis, director of the American Friends Service Committee’s (AFSC) DPRK program, traveled to North Korea in the wake of political tensions this spring. Hers was the first American group to visit in some time, and our farm partners expressed joy that she still came.

A walk in Pyongyang

AFSC's Linda Lewis shares photos from the day in May 2013 she spent seeing the sights in Pyongyang, DPRK (North Korea), where people were out rollerblading, playing cards, and boating in the Taedong River.

A day on the farm: Visiting AFSC partners in North Korea

Linda Lewis, AFSC's country representative for China and the DPRK (North Korea), describes her May 2013 trip to partner farms and organizations in North Korea, where farm managers are working to introduce sustainable practices and improve yields.

Statement in response to U.S. simulated nuclear attacks on North Korea and cyber attacks in North and South Korea

Another round of military actions and escalations by all parties on the Korean peninsula are now underway, including repeated simulated U.S. nuclear attacks against North Korea by B-2 and B-52 bombers in the midst of ongoing U.S.-South Korean war games. We call for an end to such provocative actions and a concerted effort to de-escalate and resolve the longstanding regional conflict that has taken a deep, generations-long toll on the region.

Educating for Peace on the Korean Peninsula

In October 2009, Country Representative WuNa presented a paper based on AFSC's experience in DPRKat a conference on Peace Education in Seoul Korea. 

DPRK Agricultural Program

AFSC Country Rep WuNa visiting experimental rice fields at Ku-up co-op farm.

AFSC Country Representative WuNa  visiting experimental rice fields at Ku-up cooperative farm.

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