December 03, 2021

Why North Korea places so much emphasis on organic farming

“Let us thoroughly implement the Juche farming methods created by the fatherly leader Comrade Kim Il Sung!"

As reported recently by North Korean state news agency KCNA -- and picked up by NK News Pro Media Monitoring -- a “short course” in organic farming methods was held at the Pyongyang Centre for Cultural Exchange with Foreign Countries from May 14 - 16.

A delegation of experts led by Andre Leu, President of the Bonn, Germany-based International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (also the current Chair of the Organic Federation of Australia and former Chair of the Far North Queensland Lychee Growers Association), was in town to direct the two-day program, which included, among other seminars, "Multi-Functional Benefits of Organic Agriculture, Soil Health and Nutrition," “Green Manure,” and “Humus Soil and its Making.”