How the North is run: the Ministry of Agriculture
Despite some reforms, government control of food production remains strict
This is part of a larger series examining some of North Korea’s key institutions. The series has also covered the State Affairs Commission, the Politburo and the Central Committee, the Central Military Commission, the Supreme People’s Assembly, the Cabinet of Ministers, non-Party organizations, paramilitaries, local administration, the system of jurisprudence, the Ministry of Railroads, the secret police, the criminal police, the education system and the intelligence services.
Agriculture is of paramount importance to poorer nations like North Korea where, by UN estimates, 40% of the population is malnourished.
At the time of the DPRK
- 01North Korea hints beach resort twice as long as Waikiki may finally open soon
- 02State media review: North Korea slams US ‘air pirates’ for raising risk of war
- 03What North Korea’s official budget reveals about its spending priorities in 2024
- 04How North Korean aggression and the Taiwan election complicate China-DPRK ties
- 05Satellite imagery shows Kim Jong Un’s east coast yacht, missile test activities
- 06State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday
- 07Survey shows markets reign supreme in the daily lives of North Koreans
- 08What to make of North Korea’s apparent interest in naval nuclear propulsion