Rangeland management issues to be discussed at national forum

2019-04-23 17:46:34

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On April 23, MP, Head of the parliamentary standing committee on environment, food and agriculture L.Eldev-Ochir and Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry held a meeting with UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Resident Representative in Mongolia Vinod Kumar Ajuha and Head of Cooperation and General Consul of the Swiss Cooperation Office in Mongolia Gabriella Spirli. They exchanged views on preparation for the national forum themed ‘Establishment of legal framework for rangeland management in Mongolia’ to be held in the State Palace on May 7.

At the forum, over 800 participants including sector experts, representatives of international and non-governmental organizations, and local citizens will talk over the bill on rangeland management, current state of the use of rangelands, and pressing issues together with the ways to overcome them. Moreover, local authorities and citizens will establish agreements and share good practices for proper rangeland use.

Minister Ch.Ulaan informed that the bill on rangeland management will be discussed at the cabinet’s meeting on May 1. For his part, MP L.Eldev-Ochir said that the forum serves the purpose to promote the significance of the bill on rangeland management, address pressing issues, and introduce international and local good practices.

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