Digital Agriculture project to be implemented

Economy | Agriculture
2019-04-10 16:25:35

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Ch.Ulaan received UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) delegation led by Resident Representative Vinod Ajuha.

The sides held discussions on particular issues including the implementation of joint projects on technical assistance, development of policy documents under the cooperation program, intensifying implementation of Mongolia’s Sustainable Livestock Development Plan, co-organization of public hearing on the Law on Pastureland and the ‘Livestock identification and registration system upgrade project’.

The UNFAO will implement the ‘Digital Agriculture’ project in cooperation with the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry and the Communications and Information Technology Authority this year. Moreover, the UNFAO agreed to assess the cattle genetic resources of Mongolia with the ministry and learn opportunities to include the country report in the World Report on Animal Genetic Resources. The sides also discussed triangular cooperation opportunity with the Ministry of Agriculture of Argentina in veterinary sector under the South-South technical cooperation.