Kim Jong-un imposed a quota on fertilizer in 2022. He told citizens to use their own and their animals' feces in agriculture.

But within two years, this led to people stealing each other's feces. People started stealing each other's feces for lack of fertilizer. 

Kim Joo-il, a North Korean defector living in the UK, said that people are now so desperate to get their hands on feces that they have started stealing each other's.


Kim Jong-un born January 8, 1983 or 1984 is a North Korean politician who has been the Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 and Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea since 2012. Kim is the second child of Ko Yong-hui (1952-2004) and Kim Jong-il (1941-2011), the country's second leader from 1994 to 2011. He is the grandson of Kim Il-sung, the founder and first leader of North Korea from 1948 to 1994. Kim is the first North Korean leader born after the country's founding and the second youngest head of government in the world.