tirsdag 28. februar 2023

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un sounds alarm on agriculture amid reports of food shortages

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has urged government officials to engineer a “fundamental transformation” in agricultural production, state media reported, amid fears that the country’s food shortage is worsening. Kim said hitting grain production targets this year was a priority and emphasised the importance of stable agriculture production during the second day of a key meeting of the Workers’ party, the state news agency KCNA said on Tuesday.

The report did not elaborate on what measures North Korea would take, but Kim said the changes needed to happen in the next few years. Kim’s remark comes amid reports of growing food shortages in the country, though North Korea has denied suggestions that it cannot provide for its citizens.