Mongolia approves national livestock promotion program

Mongolia approves national livestock promotion program

AKIPRESS.COM – Mongolia on Wednesday approved a national program to promote livestock development, Xinhuareported with reference to the government press office.

The “Mongolian Herder” program aims to improve breeding techniques and knowledge, prepare new generations of herders, and increase the productivity and economic potential of herding households, the statement said.

Various measures will also be introduced to reduce the negative impacts of climate change on livestock, he added.

It is estimated that a total of 250 billion Mongolian tugriks (about 91 million US dollars) will be spent on the implementation of this program from 2020 to 2024.

Livestock is the backbone of the economy of this landlocked country, as nearly 40% of its nomadic population depends on livestock for their livelihood.

According to the country’s National Statistics Office, Mongolia has more than 230,000 herder households owning livestock nationwide, with the number of livestock exceeding 70 million at the end of 2019.

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