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Growing number of N. Korean families go hungry due to food shortages

A growing number of North Korean families are going hungry because of food shortages in the country, Daily NK has learned. “The number of hungry...
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Much of N. Korea’s wheat and barley crops has died due to extreme winter...

Much of the wheat and barley North Korea planted last year has died due to extreme winter drought, even as North Korean leader Kim...
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Yanggang Province distributes extra farmland in bid to resolve local food shortages

Yanggang Province has decided to distribute extra farmland to organizations and businesses in an attempt to resolve food shortages among the province’s residents, Daily...

Many petitioners in S. Hamgyong Province not heading to their designated areas

Many people in South Hamgyong Province who “petitioned” and were then selected to work in rural areas and other hard-to-survive places are not heading...
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One of N. Korea’s largest fertilizer plants still suffers from equipment failures

Equipment failures are once again causing production problems at Namhung Youth Chemical Complex, one of North Korea’s largest fertilizer plants. According to a source in...

Sunchon fertilizer factory still remains unable to properly produce fertilizer

North Korean authorities are placing strong emphasis on fertilizer production ahead of the full-scale start of the farming season. Daily NK understands, however, that...
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Many N. Koreans voice complaints about Yonpo Greenhouse Farm construction deadline

Many North Koreans are less-than-enthusiastic about an order by the authorities to complete construction of the Yonpo Greenhouse Farm by Party Foundation Day on...

North Hamgyong Province convenes meeting to address food shortages

The North Hamgyong Province branch of North Korea’s ruling party convened a meeting of its executive committee to address food shortages that have been...

North Korea encourages more women to move to the countryside

North Korean authorities are demanding that young people, particularly young women, abandon their “prejudices” against rural villages, coercing them into making “petitions” to move...

North Korean ideological training materials call for proper understanding of agriculture

Daily NK recently acquired a copy of “study reference materials” North Korean authorities distributed in December for “ideological training” among party members and laborers. The...

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