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Agricultural Reform in North Korea

North Korea may soon allow famers to keep more of their produce, in a move to increase agricultural production. It would be a major reform by the country's young new leader, Kim Jong Un, who has promised to boost North Korea's ailing economy.
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A North Korean woman rides a bicycle at Migok Cooperative Farm in Sariwon, North Hwanghae Province, North Korea. The signs read "To fight for harvesting," left, and "To perform patriotism led by Kim Jong Il."
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A North Korean woman rides a bicycle at Migok Cooperative Farm in Sariwon, North Hwanghae Province, North Korea. The signs read "To fight for harvesting," left, and "To perform patriotism led by Kim Jong Il."

Farmer O Yong Ae sits at her home in North Korea. Farmers would be able to keep a bigger share of their crops under proposed changes aiming to boost production by North Korea's collective farms.
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Farmer O Yong Ae sits at her home in North Korea. Farmers would be able to keep a bigger share of their crops under proposed changes aiming to boost production by North Korea's collective farms.

Ears of field corn lay in piles along a roadside during the autumn corn harvest on a farm in Kaesong, North Korea.
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Ears of field corn lay in piles along a roadside during the autumn corn harvest on a farm in Kaesong, North Korea.

The fields of a cooperative farm in Sariwon, North Hwanghae Province, North Korea.
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The fields of a cooperative farm in Sariwon, North Hwanghae Province, North Korea.

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