Though North Korea’s overall food production increased since the early 2000s, dry-weather patterns negatively affected crop production over the past several years and 2016 was no exception. Satellite imagery can monitor crop conditions to help identify indications of improved agricultural production management as well as possible problems and insights into the North’s growing season challenges and crop resiliency. Andy Dinville analyzes North Korea’s agricultural conditions from 2015 to 2016. Read the latest and view imagery at USKI’s 38 North.