North Korea: Kim Jong-un promotes Samjiyon as potato production hub

For the second time this year, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has visited the Samjiyon Potato Farina Production Factory, said the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) last Tuesday.

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

North Korea has been promoting the policy of "bringing about a revolution in potato farming" thought up by former leader Kim Jong-il in 1998. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the policy, North Korea's party spokesperson Rodong Sinmun highlighted Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un's focus on the drive "to settle the food issue of the people" on October 1st.


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