Model farm in Pyongyang

A sprawling vegetable and grain production farm in Pyongyang, with its relatively advanced facilities, is being hailed as a model in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The Jang Chon Cooperative Farm is located in Sadong District, about half an hour’s drive from central Pyongyang.

Managers say the farm produces 300 tons of vegetables per hectare each year, about two thirds of which are turned over to the state. The rest belongs to the farm. Grain yield is 8 tons per hectare each year.

Reports say thousands of people work on the irrigated fields and greenhouses every day.

The co-op is leaps and bounds ahead of other farms in the country, with the DPRK’s top leaders hoping the new village will be a prototype for other farming communities.

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