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Good days ahead… or is it just an aberration?

According to Kwon Tae-jin at the Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI), North Korea’s crop production is expected to rise more than 5% this year, surpassing 5 million tons. He attributed this surge in food yield to the following factions: Fairly … Continue reading

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Recent History: Global Rice Panic and North Korea

How closed is the North Korean economy? Not as closed as many people might think. NPR Planet Money Blog recently broadcasted an episode on the Rice Panic of 2008. Triggered by India’s decision in October 2007 to ensure food security … Continue reading

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