Discussion held on possible ADB assistance in mitigating impact of pandemic on food security in Mongolia

2020-08-19 15:30:23

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. Asian Development Bank’s East Asia Department (EARD), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC), and Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) on 17 August discussed with the Government of Mongolia the possible ADB assistance in mitigating the impact of the pandemic on food insecurity in Mongolia.

In his opening remarks, Qingfeng Zhang, Director of Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Division (EAER) of the East Asia Regional Department highlighted the importance of strengthening the resilience of food supply chains to the food insecurity risk. EAER's Shingo Kimura presented the scope and implementation arrangements of possible technical assistance on managing the risk of food insecurity under pandemic while PSOD’s John Jeong and SDCC's Michiko Katagami shared their perspectives on nonsovereign operations and knowledge support. Representatives from the ministries of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, and Finance participated in the discussion.

Discussion participants include officials from the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, Investment Officer at ADB Mongolia Resident Mission Enerelt Enkhbold, PSOD’s John Juhyun Jeong, an official from the Ministry of Finance, EAER Director Qingfeng Zhang, EAER’s Shingo Kimura and Jan Hinrichs.

Source: ADB Mongolia