Lanes in the fields are not marked on maps. However, the Korean people are hardly indifferent to the lanes in the vast stretches of plain fields or small patches in mountainous regions across the country, because they are associated with lifelong devotion of President Kim Il Sung.When he was leading the building of a new country after liberation of Korea from the Japanese military occupation (August 15, 1945) he continuously walked through the fields of the country until the last day of his life (July 8, 1994), regarding agriculture as the great foundation of the country.
While enforcing democratic reforms in the liberated country, he ensured that the agrarian reform was carried out first to satisfy the centuries-old desire of the peasants to do farming on their own land, thus making the tillers masters of land.
In order to develop the country’s agriculture and make his people lead a happy life without any worries about food he continued to visit cooperative farms across the country, rain or snow. His traces are left on the potato fields in Taehongdan Plain in the northern areas, paddy fields in Yonbaek Plain in the west coast and even small patches in remote mountainous regions.He became an honour member of a cooperative farm, selected the site of a reservoir and discussed farming methods with the peasants, sitting at the edge of a field. In the course of this he created the Juche farming method that suits the natural and geographical conditions in the country and biological features of the crops and makes it possible to reap high and stable yields, thereby bringing about a fresh turn in agricultural development.
During the last days of his great life in Juche 83 (1994) he visited Kumdang Cooperative Farm in Onchon County and a farm in Taesong District in Pyongyang to take the measures of overcoming drought.
Bumper harvests and historic sea changes in socialist rural areas of the country are attributable to the lifelong devotion of the President and his continuous field guidance to cooperative farms.
That is why the Korean people recall with deep emotion the benevolent image of President Kim Il Sung.
Article by: Kim Thae Hyon