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North Korea wants to bring about a “revolution in potato farming”

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has visited the Samjiyon Potato Farina Production Factory for the second time this year, after a visit in July, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Tuesday.

During his inspection of the factory, in Samjiyon County, Ryanggang Province, bordering China, Kim praised the county for “reaping a high yield in potato farming despite unusually unfavorable climatic conditions this year,” KCNA reported.

North Korea has been promoting the policy of “bringing about a revolution in potato farming” set by former leader Kim Jong-il in 1998. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the policy, North Korea’s party mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun on Oct. 1 highlighted Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un’s focus on the drive “to settle the food issue of the people.”

Full report by the Korea Times

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