In the meantime things have changed in North Korean agriculture: In the last two years the co-operative farms in Korea were given more responsibility and freedom in their planting decisions. This is a challenge, as so far it was the state that decided what would be cultivated where. In return, the produce was bought at the official state price.
Now the question is how to decide what to grow so that the produce can actually be sold with a profit.
The visit of the delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture dealt mainly with the topics concerning rural development but also operational planning.