North Korean university reaches out to Texas A&M for agriculture advice

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COLLEGE STATION, Tx - (KBTX) The only private university in North Korea has reached out to Texas A&M University for help teaching how to grow food in an environment of shortages.

Texas A&M AgriLife is helping by donating published material, and curriculum, as well as common guides for farmers to enhance their programs.

They plan to send graduate students and professors to North Korea to teach.

"It is really building a bridge and a platform for what we hope is peace through our science and technology and what we can share with those institutions,” said Edwin Price, Professor of Agriculture Economics at Texas A&M University. Price is leading the effort to send the materials to the North Korean university.

Texas A&M University and North Korea first partnered in 2009. Due to tension between North Korea and the U.S., the initial plans were delayed.