North Korean agriculture under Kim Jong Un: quiet revolution or recognition of reality?
Analysis suggests the state increasingly recognizes property rights and private markets
Almost 40% of North Korean households work in the agricultural sector, and the industry not only supports them but also is crucial in feeding the military and the DPRK’s industrial workforce.
As a consequence, recent moves to reform the sector are of great interest to the outside world. However, although legal reforms are significant in themselves, it is crucial to remember that many practices being legalized have already been a part of North Korea’s bifurcated agricultural sector for the last two decades or more. NK Pro analysis finds:North Korean agriculture is bifurcated between a
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