Pilju Kim Joo

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Pilju Kim Joo, Ph.D., "is the President of Agglobe Services International, a development aid organization providing humanitarian and agricultural assistance to North Korea. Born in North Korea before the country was divided, and raised in South Korea, Dr. Joo studied agriculture at Seoul National University and later received her doctorate from Cornell University. Dr. Joo has worked with major seed companies, including Northrup King and Pioneer Hi-Bred International. She has been to North Korea over 60 times and has brought with her millions of dollars worth of farming knowledge, technology, and supplies to several cooperative farms. She secured one of the first contracts with the North Korean government to work with several dozen cooperative farms on developing their agriculture, including helping them to identify export markets to generate income." [1]

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  1. People, Korea Policy Institute, accessed May 22, 2008.