North Korea Farmers’ League Meeting imminent? Expectations for the ‘No. 1 event’ among members

Against the backdrop of North Korean workers planting rice in rice fields, a propaganda slogan, “Let’s protect socialism with rice,” appears. /Photo = Rodong Sinmun News 1

Workers of the Chosun Agricultural Workers’ League (Agricultural Workers’ Union), one of North Korea’s four major labor organizations, are known to have headed to the capital Pyongyang to participate in the 9th Agricultural Workers’ League held after 5 years, and it is observed that the event is imminent.

An insider inside North Korea told Daily NK on the 13th, “When the door was given to come up to Pyongyang by the 12th, the participants of the Farmer’s Union convention gathered in the province brought 2-3 clean clothes, masks and spray-type hand sanitizer guaranteed by the province. headed to,” he said.

Earlier, the Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the Workers’ Party of Korea, reported that the 9th Congress of the Farmers’ Union was held in early July in Pyongyang, but did not reveal the exact date. However, as news of the gathering of participants in Pyongyang has spread, there is a forecast that the competition will be held soon.

According to the source, North Korea organized the participants in this competition around the farmer members of the unit (farm) who exceeded the planned harvest in 2019.

The source explained that last year’s harvest was not good in the aftermath of natural disasters, and at the 8th Party Congress earlier this year, the reference point for the national compulsory purchase plan was set to 2019.

In fact, in the conclusion of the 8th Party Congress, Chairman Kim Jong-un said, “For the next two to three years, the national compulsory purchase plan should be set at the level of 2019, and must be achieved. ” he mentioned.

The will of the authorities to restore the quantity of purchases in 2019 by energizing agriculture this year and to normalize the food supply for residents through this is reflected in the selection of participants for the Agro-Russian Federation contest.

In addition, North Korea is a farmer’s member of the ‘Youngdo Achievement Unit’ or ‘Rice Core Unit’ such as Cheongsan Cooperative Farm in Gangseo District, Nampo City and Migok Cooperative Farm in Sariwon City, North Hwanghae Province, as well as farming members of units that are expected to produce good crops by completing rice planting and weeding on time this year. They are also said to have been included in the competition.

In particular, a source said, “As is the custom, the chairpersons of the Agricultural Federation and the secretary of the Agricultural Federation came together at the Agricultural Federation meeting, but this time, the Pont of the Party secretary was reduced by half so that at least one more chairperson of the Agricultural Federation could participate,” a source said.

As North Korea is currently encouraging achievements in agriculture by placing the top priority on resolving the people’s food problem, this competition is expected to emphasize the role and responsibility of the farmers more than ever before.

In this regard, the source said, “Because the current agricultural front is the outpost for the defense of socialism, the duties of the outposts, farmer members and agricultural workers, are huge. Like the agricultural workers in Jangsan-ri who were sent, the key point will be emphasized that we must protect socialism with rice and defend our revolution,” he predicted.

In the midst of this, it is reported that there is also an expectation within the current agricultural union organization that this competition can be held as the first event in which Chairman Kim participates.

A source said, “Among the members of the Farmers’ Union, there is a saying that the Marshal (Chairman Kim) will at least take a commemorative photo with the participants because the Party attaches great importance to agriculture to the extent that it is now promoting agriculture as the main strike direction for socialist economic construction,” the source said. .

As in the previous conferences of the Socialist Patriotic Youth League (Youth League), the Korean Professions Union (Direct League), and the Korean Socialist Women’s League (Women’s League) held in April, May, and June of this year, respectively, the delivery of the letter seems likely at present, but the former Agricultural Federation In the case of the 2016 conference, it is impossible to completely rule out the possibility that Chairman Kim will personally attend.

The source added, “The members of the Nonggeun members think that this competition will be an opportunity to get rid of the disgrace that has been called ‘Nongpo’ and to break away from the social view that looks down on them.”


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