Two-year project launches on disaster resilience in rural communities

2021-01-12 18:01:00

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On January 12, the launch for a project on disaster resilience being implemented by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Light Industry and World Vision Mongolia with support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) took place.  


During the ceremony, State Secretary of the Ministry T.Jambaltseren and World Vision Mongolia National Director B.Bolortsetseg signed a memorandum of cooperation.


The project will be focusing on protecting the livelihoods of communities, reducing disaster risk in the agricultural sector, and strengthening preparedness and response to disasters. With financing of USD 1.3 million, the project is planned to be implemented for two years. In the framework of the project, measures are planned to be implemented in building the capacity of the animal husbandry sector, supporting agricultural products through developing pasture management and household production, and providing support for environmentally-friendly animal husbandry.


Furthermore, the project also aims to build the capacity of veterinarians, herders and corresponding officials for early diagnosis and monitoring of infectious diseases in livestock, and improving the resources and capacity of local animal hospitals. 


State Secretary of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Light Industry T.Jambaltseren, Chief of the National Emergency Management Agency G.Ariunbuyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America Michael S. Klecheski, World Vision Mongolia National Director B.Bolortsetseg, and other corresponding officials attended the ceremony.