Due to chronic food shortages in North Korea, North Korean authorities have recruited young researchers (at the top of their class) to kickstart a "seed revolution" to help produce higher-yield plants, specifically potato crops. NK Daily states: "The emphasis on the 'seed revolution' lines up with Kim Jong Un-style 'self-sufficiency,' which essentially states that the country will never be able to strengthen its 'autonomous economy' or move its agricultural sector away from 'subjugation' if it continues to import seeds."
While advances in agricultural science are a hopeful outlook for the future state of the North Korean economy and there are reports that seeds of superior quality have been cultivated, the extent of land available for farming or agricultural projects is limited and continues to be a major challenge, making this a long-shot aim towards sustainability.
"For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you. The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers." Ps. 5:5
"The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing." Ps. 145:14-16
Father God, we proclaim the promises of the Psalms over your people in North Korea. As the boastful leaders of North Korea seek by their own means and in their own power to rule the people under them, we know that you do not delight in wickedness. Lord, we ask that you bring down those who have raised themselves up as gods and raise up those who are bowed down. Sustain your people in North Korea and replace the darkness of the land with a harvest of righteousness, we pray, in the name of Jesus. Amen.