Tour d’horizon in Korea

Only for a few days but nonetheless: I could once again visit our project partners in Pyongyang. Stirling Mr. Yang explains the progress of the project: The technical books “Stirlingengines” and “Stirlingmachines” have been translated, a copy of the “ST05 Viebach” has been manufactured and they are working on their in-house development of the Beta-Stirling... Continue Reading →

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STUDY TRIP

We have been supporting the organization TOGETHER for several years. Robert Grund, deaf since birth, is giving a voice to the concerns of  the deaf. Although there are special schools in  every North Korean province, deaf and blind persons are not visible in public. Many persuasive efforts are necessary to enable communication between the deaf and the... Continue Reading →

Retrospection and Perspectives

It is with thankfulness that we look back on another year of partnering with the people of North Korea some of which we met personally when they came to Switzerland. From others we have heard through the reports of our partners telling us what they have been able to achieve with the finances they received... Continue Reading →

Freedom in planting Decisions

In the meantime things have changed in North Korean agriculture: In the last two years the co-operative farms in Korea were given more responsibility and freedom in their planting decisions. This is a challenge, as so far it was the state that decided what would be cultivated where. In return, the produce was bought at... Continue Reading →

Flying Visit

Already in the spring the North Korean embassy asked us if a small delegation of experts from the Ministry of Agricultural and Environment could visit Switzerland. This pleased us enormously, as we had worked closely with them between 1996 and 2006 and had invested a great deal in the education of over 100 agronomists through courses... Continue Reading →

Breaking new Ground

For many years Agape international has been inviting North Korean experts to Switzerland for further training. Well over one hundred people have been able to take a glimpse into a different world and discover new horizons on a professional as well as on a personal level and then apply what they have learned at home.... Continue Reading →

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