A North Korean ministry returns from dead, and what it means for farming reform
DPRK revealed new policies that could incentivize farmers to boost crop output, while also reinforcing state control
A session of North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament last week revealed several significant new changes to the country’s agricultural policy, including the return of a ministry charged with overseeing food procurement and a new law related to increasing investment in farming infrastructure.
The changes are the latest in a series of policy developments that underline ongoing government efforts to address long-standing agricultural problems.
But while some of these changes could have a positive impact on the lives of farmers and agricultural production, a government campaign to increase state control over farming and ensure farmers
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