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Non-Traditional Security Issues in North Korea$
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Kyung-Ae Park

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780824837396

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824837396.001.0001

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Building Food Security in North Korea

Building Food Security in North Korea

(p.100) Chapter 5 Building Food Security in North Korea
Non-Traditional Security Issues in North Korea

W. Randall Ireson

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter focuses on the agricultural production and food security of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). DPRK agriculture needed a healthy industrial sector, not just for machinery and distribution but for imports of fertilizer, petroleum feedstock for domestic fertilizer production, and fuel, which were obtained from China and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) at concessional prices. Because the North Korean juche ideal—the emphasis on grain production for domestic consumption—required that local food production feed the DPRK population, the cost of imported supplies and inefficient use of fuel and fertilizer were not particularly relevant in the effort to squeeze every possible ton of grain out of the fields.

Keywords:   Juche ideal, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK population, DPRK, DPRK agriculture, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR

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