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Potatoes and barley distributed to hungry farmers in North Korea

Farmers in Ryanggang Province are harvesting potatoes that were cultivated early in the season, as well as barley. This is reportedly relieving some of...
Solar panels at a power transmission and distribution unit in North Pyongan Province, North Korea

Renewable energy power plant built for Sinuiju modernization plans

A renewable energy power plant has recently been constructed in North Pyongyan Province, North Korean sources report. “A massive renewable energy power plant was built...
Rice planting in North Hwanghae Province

Delays for planting season due to water shortages

Chronic water shortages are causing delays for the planting season in North Korea. Droughts have led to diminishing water supplies for farmland and there...

Random passersby forced to work on farms in North Korea

North Korea’s severe drought has led to a myriad of agricultural issues and the country is now in the midst of a “drought battle”...

Impact of Xi’s planned visit to North Korea on the country’s civilian economy

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to North Korea on June 20-21 has garnered significant international interest on the impact it will have on the...
A farmer in North Hamgyong Province, North Korea uses oxen to work the land.

Estimated 10% of Pyongsong families face food shortages

Despite mid-June being the most active period for North Korea’s agricultural season, many North Korean farmers are reportedly unable to work due to chronic...
Hyesan, Ryanggang Province in August 2018

North Korea’s Group 109 ratchets up crackdowns in Ryanggang Province

Special units dispatched by the North Korean authorities are conducting intense crackdowns on North Koreans viewing South Korean dramas and movies. At the helm...

Arrests of North Korean defectors in China continue

Daily NK sources based in China has reported that more North Korean defectors have been arrested by Chinese authorities while on their way to...
Propaganda rally at Samjiyon construction site

North Korean neighborhood watch heads share stories about Samjiyon construction site conditions

Following a People’s Committee directors meeting in Pyongyang, the inminban heads (neighborhood watch units) from each part of the country were mobilized for the...

North Korean animal health officials permit pork sales despite ASF ban

North Korean state media has officially confirmed the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) and government officials have placed bans on the sale of...

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