April 13, 2024

Kim Jong Un inspects agricultural drones, tractors at farm machine expo

North Korean leader called for review of industry’s production capacity as imported Chinese tractors remain dominant

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected prototypes of farming drones and other agricultural machinery at an expo in Pyongyang on Tuesday, according to state media, calling for a review of the industry’s production capacity.

The inspection reflected an ongoing push to increase domestic production of farm machinery amid a continued reliance on Chinese tractors, and it comes after Kim said at last week’s party plenum that crop output has rebounded after the country recently experienced a “serious food shortage.”

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