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March 5, 2021

North Korea’s emphasis to its people at the start of the year: manure

To herald the new year, the North Korean authorities gave people their first assignment: the “manure battle.” A source told Daily NK that this...
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Prisoners at the end of their terms in Chagang Province sent to farms in...

North Korea has been sending prisoners released from correctional labor camps in Chagang Province after June of last year to agricultural villages outside the...
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Younger researchers are pushing forward North Korea’s “seed revolution”

North Korean authorities are switching out older generation researchers for new ones to push forward the country's "seed revolution," Daily NK has learned. "Starting two...
Potato farming field

Individual field responsibility system considered a success in Yanggang Province

Farmers in Yanggang Province are responding positively to the introduction of the Individual Field Responsibility System at several collective farms as it has led...
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Yanggang Province women’s union members asked to find new “arable” land

Members of the Socialist Women’s Union of Korea (SWUK) in Yanggang Province have recently been tasked with finding new arable land. A Daily NK...
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N. Korean authorities crackdown on homemade alcohol production

North Korean authorities recently launched a crackdown on "homemade" alcohol production in food processing companies and among "individual manufacturers." The crackdown reportedly aims to...
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N. Korea to curb illegal slaughtering, ownership of working cows

Following an order by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the country's Central Committee recently instructed party, administrative and judicial authorities to clamp down...
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Chagang Province begins efforts to “resolve” local food shortages

Following an order by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to "resolve" food shortages nationwide, Chagang Province officials have begun constructing large-scale irrigation facilities...
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Bananas: A future crop for North Korea?

There are signs that an increasing number of North Koreans are interested in the cultivation of bananas and other fruits and vegetables typically grown...
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Yanggang Province is in the midst of blueberry picking season

The blueberry picking season in Yanggang Province's Taehongdan, Baekam and Samjiyon counties began on Saturday, with local authorities in Baekam County mobilizing students for...

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