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Mongolia: Review of the Agricultural Research and Externsion Systems








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    Livestock plays a key role in the Myanmar agriculture sector. Farmers raise animals in smallholder livestock-cropping systems. They use cattle and buffalo for draught power, and pigs, chickens and ducks for cash income. In some areas, farmers collect milk from their cows and raise sheep and goats for additional income. Livestock mitigate poverty and the animals serve as a capital reserve in times of emergency.
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    Emergency Assistance for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease in Central and Western Regions of Mongolia - TCP/MON/3701 2020
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    Foot and Mouth Disease ( is a highly contagious transboundary animal disease ( which affects not only animals, but also livelihoods and markets through severe economic impacts Mongolia has a nomadic livestock production system with a large FMD susceptible population, consisting of around 30 million sheep, 27 million goats, 4 million head of cattle, 0 4 million camel and a few pigs In recent years, the country has made great efforts to control FMD However, the introduction and spread of the virus has remained a constant threat for livestock in Mongolia, as both neighbouring countries, Russia and China, have regularly reported outbreaks over the last years Between 2000 and 2017 a total of 14 FMD outbreaks occurred in Mongolia, mainly in the eastern part of the country, but the disease was not as yet endemic In 2017 an emerging FMD epidemic was first reported near the southeastern international border with China The virus was confirmed by the State Central Veterinary Laboratory ( as serotype O By March 2018 the disease had spread widely and deeply in the country, including the capital city and 13 aimags and about 44 soums and became endemic in eastern Mongolia In view of this, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry MoFALI requested that FAO provide technical assistance to improve livestock health through the effective control, containment and prevention of outbreak of new cases of FMD in the eastern region, and avoidance of the spread in the central and western parts of the country.
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    Mongolia and FAO: Achievements and Success Stories 2011
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    Mongolia became a member of FAO in 1974, and was accredited through the FAOR office in China. However, since 2000, a full FAO Liaison has been established in Ulaanbaatar, also accredited to the FAO Representative in China. The FAO Liaison Office in Mongolia was opened on 1 July 2009. The Liaison Office facilitates projects implementation according to FAO rules and regulations. Prior to the opening of the office, distance, communication and language obstacles often hindered timely delivery of pro ject inputs and results. Agriculture plays an important role in Mongolia’s economy, contributing 21.7 percent to GDP, accounting for 14 percent of export earnings and employing 40 percent of the labour force. FAO has been playing an important role in introducing technical know how and assisting the government in rebuilding sectors such as livestock breeding, dairy and forestry that collapsed during the jarring transformation from a centrally planned, socialist economy to a market-oriented and de mocratic system. FAO has been providing technical support and implementing projects in areas such as food security and safety, agricultural statistics, water management and irrigation, actions against soaring food prices, regional control of transboundary animal diseases, livestock products processing, and forestry. Since Mongolia joined FAO in 1974, it has received assistance to the tune of $3.7 million under the Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP), and roughly $3.4 million under four Trust F und projects for a total of US$7.167 million. During the last five years, FAO programmes and projects have been dramatically increased, mainly focusing on the livestock sector with active the collaboration of government counterpart

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