Bridges for Organic Knowledge in Korea (BOKK) - Building capacity for organic agriculture in DPR Korea - (DCI-FOOD/2011/264-394)
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 is of 48 months, starting from January 1 2012.
This project is co-financed by the European Commission.
aim of the project is to provide DPR Korea stakeholders with technical
training, institutional strengthening and strengthened networking
abilities on organic agriculture, but
also to establish sustainable relationships between these institutions
and foreign partners with relevant know-how.
IFOAM staff based in Germany and China are working in close cooperation
to provide required training to the staff of PIINTEC and the local
project coordinator hosted by and selected with the help of PIINTEC.
This project will therefore be an opportunity to develop operational
skills of PIINTEC's staff, especially in terms of project planning,
management, monitoring and communication with foreign counterparts.
the framework of the this project, an inception phase has taken place,
composed of two activities, each of them requiring one mission to DPR
1. Analysis of the national situation in its regional context
Outcome: National Analysis of DPRK Agricultural Situation, focusing on Organic Agriculture.
2. Finalization of project planning in coordination with identified beneficiaries and regional partners
Outcome: Workshop with invited stakeholders for detailed planning of activities.
The inception phase has been concluded in June 2012 and the implementation of the project is currently ongoing.
The following activities are foreseen to take place:
of DPRK stakeholders of various institutions by international experts
in DPRK and abroad (basic OA knowledge and targeted needs)
. National workshop for identifying knowledge and information gaps and foster cooperation
. Provision of relevant publications and literature
. Training for extension trainers in DPRK and abroad
. Participation to international conferences and international organic events (OWC)
For more details, please contact Flávia Castro
(IFOAM Project Coordinator)