XSEL101; FILE - Farmers plant rice using rice seedling transplanter at Chongsan Cooperative Farm in Kangso District, Nampho, North Korea, on May 9, 2022. North Korea has scheduled a major political conference Feb. 2023, to discuss the aģurgent taskaĝ of improving its agricultural sector, a possible sign that the country's food insecurity is getting worse as its economic isolation deepens amid a defiant nuclear weapons push. (AP Photo, File), AP / LEHTIKUVA / CHA SONG HO