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 →

Fruitful Slopes again

The food shortage in North Korea made many farmers cultivate even the steepest slopes. The wooded hills were cleared, which increased the risk of erosion and natural disasters. The Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SCD) has also been involved in North Korea for almost 20 years and has recently held review of this time.... Continue Reading →

Protein requirement

Upcoming autumn a group of North Korean specialists will visit Switzerland for an advanced training for cultivating, harvesting und storing fodder. What Agape International started many years ago has been promoting now by the government in a new region: Land reclamation of scarcely used territories. Grass has been sown in a big area in the... Continue Reading →

Training Successfully Completed

Our six fruit growing experts have packed their suitcases and returned home after a successful 5-month training program. The trainees learned about the cultivation and processing of berries and fruit. Now they will take the newly acquired expertis...


The meeting room at the Agricultural Institute in Châteuneuf was filled with undivided attention. Mr. Sébastien Besse was explaining how apricot growers in the Wallis had begun to modify the treas varieties in their orchards over the past few year...

Training Future Fruit Growers

Just like last year, we again welcomed six North Korean fruit growers for a 5-month internship with families on fruit farms in Eastern Switzerland. The interns learn about cultivating berries and fruit on farms with large orchards. The goal of thi...

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