Pyongyang, January 5 (KCNA) — The joint New Year editorial says that at present, the food problem is a burning issue in building a thriving country.
The editorial calls on agricultural officials to implement to the letter the Workers’ Party of Korea’s policy of agricultural revolution so as to radically increase the per-unit area yield of grain both in lowlands and highlands.
It also says that they should ensure that the modern bases for stockbreeding and poultry farming and large-size fruit and fish farms, all having an important share in the improvement of people’s living standards, run at full capacity.
The country has paid much effort to the agricultural development.
Last year solid foundations for increased grain output were laid and modern stockbreeding bases and fish and fruit farms built in different parts of the country under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il.
A cyclic production system between farming and stockbreeding was established and the organic farming method was introduced in co-op farms throughout the country.
The completed first-phase gasification process of the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex has made it possible to sharply boost the fertilizer production based on raw materials and fuel available in the country. -0-