September 28, 2020

North Korean Premier admits to failures in country’s agricultural sector

Pak Pong Ju says some not taking full advantage of recent reforms to farming sector

DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju was on Thursday reported to have admitted to past failures in production and management by workers in the country's agricultural sector, in a statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

In comments made to the "4th National Meeting of Activists in Agricultural Field" in Pyongyang discussing "drawbacks made by some farms and units in the past," North Korea's top economic official was reported to have said that some had "failed to conduct seed production and management in a responsible way."