Potatoes for North Korea


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Swiss aid in one the most isolated and enigmatic dictatorships in the world.

As in Switzerland, most farmland in North Korea is in mountainous areas. But the analogy between the two countries stops there. To feed its population North Korea needs help from the outside world: Switzerland has taught North Koreans how to cultivate a sturdy type of potato. Scenes from a country rarely accessible to Western media. (SF 10vor10/swissinfo.ch)