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Farmers strive to feed DPRK

By Associated Press in Pyongyang ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-07-16 06:57:47

Pressure mounts for achievement of agricultural self-sufficiency

Rim Ok-hua looks out over her patch of farm just across the Tumen River from China, where rows of lush, green young potato plants stretch into the distance.

As farmers in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea go, Rim is exceptionally lucky. The Changpyong Cooperative Farm where she works is mechanized, has 500 pigs to provide fertilizer and uses the best available seeds, originally brought in from Switzerland. In most fields throughout the country, farmers work the fields by hand, or behind oxen.

Farmers strive to feed DPRK

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