Cheese Dairies Are Booming

Until 2006 we were especially contributing to the goat breeding and the dairy production. After having finished this project we had many good news from the places of our ancient projects. The contact in the Embassy of North Korea has told us about the encouraging development of the cheese dairies:

The joy to produce cheese
The joy to produce cheese

»As much as I know more than 300 new cheese dairies with different capacities were opened all over the country during the last 15 years. Most of them are working between 100 and 1,000 l of milk per day, some of them, e.g. those from Wonsan and Kyenam can even treat more than 5,000 litres a day. It is difficult to learn how much the average of produced cheese and yoghurt is because the quantity depends very much on the season, the food situation, the meat production, etc.

However, one thing is for sure: The demand of cheese has been increasing, and therefore its production, too as cheese can be conserved for a long time, tastes good and can be used in many different manners. The practical advantages towards yoghurt are quite evident for the Korean consumers and making cheese is more profitable. Recently I received another demand for a practical training in cheese making in Switzerland.

Among the cheese dairies the ancient places of Agape international projects are most successful as to the quality and the economic viability.

Milk can
Milk can
Cheese forms for many cheeses
Cheese forms for many cheeses

Among the cheese dairies the ancient places of Agape international projects are most successful nowadays, such as in Kubin, Un zong, Kyenam, and Hamzu, as to the quality and economic viability. They have profited much from your help. By the way, I want to thank Agape international for the contribution to the development of the Sepo Plateau.’

 

After Finishing

Three months ago we reported about the successful renovation of an old building according to the Minergy standart. The eight-year-old administration building of the vegetable cooperative of Ryokpho has received a new isolation and new windows. This winter the staff can feel the difference.

Let us take a concrete wall coated by Styrofoam and pavement.
Let us take a concrete wall coated by Styrofoam and pavement.
After the beautiful colour coating the windows will follow.
After the beautiful colour coating the windows will follow.
Still wet behind the ears – the completely renovated building.
Still wet behind the ears – the completely renovated building.

The building can serve as a model for different partners and help them introduce new building standards. We hope many more buildings be isolated this way. In the meantime local partners sent us some pictures taken from the buildings under construction.

Planting Trees in North Korea

The tourism agency Krahun Tours offers two special opportunities to travel to North Korea – one each in March and April 2014. Every spring the people throughout the whole country will plant young trees and this year you can be part of that. Join us for 6 days of working and 5 days of sightseeing with trips in the region of Rason, in the far northeast of North Korea. A unique opportunity – at an unbeatable price!

More details, prices and registration (no later than one month before)

http://krahun.com/tree-planting-tour-2014/