The unexpected journey of yoghurt and cheese cultures

Thanks to the large travel group we were able to take with us not only medical consumables from Switzerland but also various bags of yoghurt and cheese cultures. Originally it was planned to hand over these cultures during our visit to the village of Samhun. For various reasons, this was not possible. With a heavy... Continue Reading →

Potato Cultivation in Switzerland

At the beginning of November a group of North Korean specialists visited Germany and Switzerland to learn more about potato growing and also about processing and mechanisation. Daniel Gerster, long-standing expert in Korea, organised a diverse specialist programme at Agroscope, a crisps manufacturer and at several farms. We were pleased to see the translator of... Continue Reading →

15 Years of successful Cheese Production

During my last week’s stay I visited several companies and co-operations. In Samhun Ri in our cheese factory I was given a delicious cheese but also warm greetings to take home. 15 years ago staff members from Agape international installed this cheese factory and trained the eople intensively. The operations manager was in Switzerland for... Continue Reading →

Sharing Memories During 20-Year-Celebration

In April a colourful mix of farmers, experts, sponsors, and deputies of the North Korean Embassy celebrated 20 years of successful collaboration between North Koreans and Swiss in the assembly room of the Reformed Church in Zweisimmen. »Yun was just a good man. We could only communicate with a few words, but we got along... Continue Reading →

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: »As much as I know... Continue Reading →

Hungsan

Our former co-worker Daniel was able to visit one of our former project places on an official journey (within his current job as advisor with German Agro Action). We are happy to hear that there is still cheese produced in Hungsan and that the che...

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