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Cabinet approves the Good Herder program

By E.OYUNDARI

In order to improve the productivity of livestock husbandry and increase income for herders, Cabinet ministers approved the Good Herder program during their Monday meeting.
Prime Minister Ch.Saikhanbileg assigned Minister of Food and Agriculture R.Burmaa, Minister of Population Development and Social Protection S.Erdene, and the boards of Development Bank and State Bank with duties to carry out the program.
The Good Herder program aims to introduce advanced technology to local animal husbandry and to expand access to financial services at all levels, from primary production to final delivery to customers. The Cabinet plans to improve the market compatibility of animal products by enhancing productivity and raising the income and living standards of farmers and herders by increasing the export of livestock products through the program. The program will be carried out until 2020 in two phases.
Mongolia earns three trillion MNT from agricultural production and 550 billion MNT from agricultural product processing factories through value-added taxes, and agriculture creates 300,000 jobs. Local farmers and herders export 310 million USD in products overseas.

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1 Comment for “Cabinet approves the Good Herder program”

  1. It must be a assumed that the estimated 225,800 people (62,719 herder households, 41 per cent of the total herder population) referred to in the UN OCHA’s latest report (22nd Feb) are not good herders, if judged by the lack of help they are in desperate need of but not getting. The report includes 28,290 children under five and 3,340 expectant mothers. As of 15 February, 115,733 animals perished as a result of the heavy snow fall, severe storms and cold weather conditions. 225,800 people are at high-risk.
    Have no lessons been learnt from the catastrophic dzud disaster of 2010?

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