Big Efforts Being Paid to Scientific Farming in DPRK

Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) — It has been pushed forward in the agricultural field of the DPRK to do faming in a scientific way, as part of the efforts to attain the target of grain production this year, the third year in implementing the five-year strategy for national economic development.

In this regard, Ri Kyong Rok, vice department director of the Ministry of Agriculture, told KCNA:
The ministry has taken due measures to boost up low-yielding units.
The ministry and provincial, city and county agricultural guidance organs are directing big efforts to producing good strains of seeds and expanding their cultivation area, while paying deep attention to planting dry-field rice highly resistant to lower temperature and drought in arable lands lack of water or not kind for maize cultivation in order to raise per-hectare yield.
And measures have been taken to operate sci-tech learning spaces on a normal basis and render services like weather and crop growth forecasts and question-answer for farming technique through network, so as to disseminate advanced farming techniques and methods in time.
It also gains momentum to organize passing-on-technique and experience-share meetings and introduce water-saving farming methods, no-tillage cultivation, organic farming with the help of mud snails, etc.
Meanwhile, many efforts have been paid to producing high-performance farm machines for potato farming in Samjiyon and Paekam counties of Ryanggang Province and livestock farming in the Sepho area of Kangwon Province and laying a foundation for raising the rate of mechanization in farm work.

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