Title: Assessment of the 2018 main cropping season in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Authors: PEREZ HOYOS ANAKAYITAKIRE FRANCOIS
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2018
JRC N°: JRC114679
ISBN: 978-92-79-98416-7 (online)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 29579 EN
OP KJ-NA-29579-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC114679
DOI: 10.2760/373407
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This report provides an early assessment of the ongoing 2018 main crop season in DPRK by analysing the meteorological and vegetation conditions until mid-September 2018. The main findings are: • Main season crop production prospects for 2018 has been negatively affected by the combined effect of rainfall deficits at the beginning of August, high temperatures from mid-July to mid-August and floods at the end of August. • The heatwave between mid-July and mid-August, with temperature anomalies above 5 degrees almost in the whole country, affected mainly rain-fed maize and potato crops. • A reduction in maize production is expected because of the combined effects of yield reduction due to hot and dry weather and increased post-harvest losses due humidity brought by late abundant rains. • Potato yield in the northern provinces is expected to decline by 20%. • Excessive rains at the end of August led to localised flooding in the southern parts affecting irrigated paddy fields.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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