December 07, 2023

North Korean media calls for mass mobilization to combat drought damage to crops

Lower than average rainfall a risk to agricultural output, Rodong Sinmun says

North Korea's leading newspaper on Tuesday warned that the country's agriculture sector was "sustaining damage" due to an ongoing fall in average precipitation, calling for citizens to mobilize to fight damage to crops caused by an ongoing drought in the country. 

In an article carried on the front page of ruling party organ the Rodong Sinmun, DPRK state media reported that the country's projected rainfall will "be far lower than the average by late May."