Now in the world the agricultural sector has suffered the severest damages by repeated catastrophic disasters. Paddy and non-paddy fields have been devastated by the unexpectedly repeated typhoons and floods, leaving tens of thousand hectares of cropland to be labeled as “harvestless ones” in many parts of the world.
In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, too, a lot of paddy and non-paddy fields were submerged and different kinds of crop diseases broke out between early August and early September, thus leaving the crops in a bad state of growth.
The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un called at the damaged areas and walked along the field paths to learn about the damages of the crops in detail before taking relevant measures.
On August 27, he looked round the typhoon-hit areas of South Hwanghae Province, a granary of the country.
He said it is necessary to do good work to heal up the typhoon damages quickly by concentrating all efforts. In particular, efforts should be directed to minimizing the damages in the agricultural field, he added. He underscored the need to correctly examine the damages of crops and take measures to improve their growth in touch with agricultural scientific research institutions in order to minimize the decrease of the yield as much as possible.
And he took steps to mobilize all departments of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea to the work for rehabilitating the cropland and crop damages in South Hwanghae Province.
In September he visited Taechong-ri, Unpha County of North Hwanghae Province, where rehabilitation was at its height and said: There are some losses, but you should not think of discarding easily the crops cultivated by the farmers with difficulty by devoting their sincerity throughout spring and summer. Decisive measures of agricultural technique should be taken to improve the state of growth at any cost.
He asked the officials and farmers not to be dispirited but make redoubled and strenuous efforts to the last with responsibility to minimize the crop damages and increase the yield.
Afterwards, on the way to and from the sites of damage rehabilitation in Kimhwa County of Kangwon Province, he dropped in at the fields of different afflicted areas to learn about the crop yield.
Crops were in good condition in the fields with clear traces of recovery from damages, which was unimaginable at the time of flood damages.
Kim Jong Un said every plant was associated with the devotion of the farmers, highly praising them for their sincere efforts and patriotism.
Thanks to his devotion and painstaking efforts, the crop damages could be minimized in the stricken areas and the grain output as good as that of the peak year expected.
Now all the fields in this country represent a burning desire of people to harvest the precious grains cultivated and defended with difficulty without any waste and fill the rice granaries of the country.