Posts Tagged: DPRK collective farm



Sept. 29, 2011:

A North Korea boy in a corn field damaged by flooding and typhoons in the Soksa-Ri collective farm.

(Photo: Damir Sagolj, Reuters)

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In the area of ​​the city Kansoskom Nampo, North Korea, is the village of Chhonsan. In early February 1960, President Kim Il Sung was in this village, and specifically inquired about the party and the administrative and economic work in the village and Kansoskom area.

In those days he was deeply aware that the success in all affairs of the socialist society depends on how the masses to mobilize the people - the owners of manufacturing and construction. He vsestoroenne systematized his thought and developed a new method of leading the masses, corresponding with the nature of socialist society. The Korean people call the spirit of this method and the method Chhonsanri Chhonsanri.

The spirit and method Chhonsanri by President Kim Il Sung, require a higher authority was assisted by the subordinate, senior - junior and always on the spot to inquire specifically about the situation and put forward the right way to solve problems. But they also require in all cases provides the leading political work, work with people and to awaken a conscious activity and initiative of the masses so that they fulfill with honor the revolutionary task.

A new method of leading the masses that created the Kim Il Sung, is a method of managing socialist society, consistent with its nature and generalized the aspiration and the will of the masses. From the earliest days he showed a great vitality.

With the creation and adoption of this method is further developed and enriched the theory of the revolutionary working class leadership of the masses, and there have been fundamental changes in the leadership of the party of the working class masses and the government agencies that manage the economy.

As a result, embodiments of the spirit and method Chhonsanri in life then in Korea for 4 years exceeded the five-year plan of national economy on the performance of natural products and consolidated the foundation of socialist industrialization.

Started by President Kim Il Sung, the spirit and method Chhonsanri as a powerful method of leading the masses corresponding to the essence of the socialist obschetsva brilliantly continued the great leader Kim Jong Il, but now under the leadership of Kim Jong Yna strongly encourage the Korean people’s cause for building a great prosperous powerful socialist state.

2nd picture: Comrade Kim Il Sung talks with the peasants of the village Chhonsan
(October 1958)

3rd picture: Small village in the Democratic propaganda Chhonsan,
where President Kim Il Sung led the general meeting of the party organization of the village Chhonsan

4th picture: Pig farmer from the village Chhosanri Lee Sang Ok (center), Hero of Labor, fostered by Kim Il Sung

5th picture: The foreman of the village Chhosanri Guo Chang Nam,
Hero of Labor. student of Kim Il Sung

Source: hyungjk
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Rihyon Vegetable Co-op Farm, which also raises snails. Kim Il Sung once visited this farm.  



This is what I hope Pyongyang looks like in the future. Lately I’ve been thinking about ‘homesteading’ as a model for urban renewal in places like Detroit, and/or as a more efficient and logical, albeit transitional, means of de-collectivization.  


NY Times: Grand Visions for a Faded Bronx Boulevard (2009)

Source: verticaltheory

Pyongyang, January 11 (KCNA) — Preparations for farming are in full swing in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Trucks and tractors are busy carrying manure to fields throughout the country.

Farmers have turned out in the effort for implementing the behests of leader Kim Jong Il for solving the food problem.

The Migok Cooperative Farm in Sariwon City, North Hwanghae Province, Tongbong Cooperative Farm in Hamju County, South Hamgyong Province, Samjigang Co-op Farm in Jaeryong County, South Hwanghae Province and other farms have transported several hundred tons of manure to fields every day from the first day of the year.

The cooperative farms in Thaechon County, North Phyongan Province, are working on producing phosphorite, calcined clay and organic fertilizers.

Hoeyang County in Kangwon Province and Yonggwang County in South Hamgyong Province have carpeted scores of hectares of fields with humus soil over the past five days.

Meanwhile, assistance to rural communities has been intensified.

Officials of Pyongyang-based ministries and national institutions carried large quantities of quality manure to cooperative farms on January 6.

Officials and workers of industrial establishments in South Hamgyong, South Phyongan and Jagang provinces have sent various kinds of farming tools and materials to farms. -0-

Source: KCNA

Haeson Cooperative Farm 
Source: KCNA

Haeson Cooperative Farm 

Source: KCNA

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More farming preparations underway in the DPRK. 

Source: Rodong Sinmun

Farmers at Sariwon Migok Collective Farm 
Source: Rodong Sinmun

Farmers at Sariwon Migok Collective Farm 

Source: Rodong Sinmun

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Above: “Turning sadness into strength and courage while putting great efforts into agriculture preparations” -Chunghwa-up Collective Farm, south of Pyongyang

Below: Google Earth image of farmlands around Chunghwa-up

Souce: Rodong Sinmun, Google Earth