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Sustainable Animal Herding in Mongolia: From Household Herding to Small Multipurpose Business

The objective of Development Solution International’s project in Mongolia is to improve Mongolian herders’ ability to produce, market, and sell quality products.
  • Program Snapshot

  • Country: Mongolia
  • Award Value: $150,000
  • VEGA Lead Member: This is a VEGA Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project (SPSP) Small Grant implemented by Development Solutions International (DSI)
  • Timeline: May 2017 - May 2018
  • Volunteers: 8
  • Local Partners:

    Department of Food and Agriculture (DFA) of Uvurkhangai aimag
    The National University of Mongolia – School of Economic Studies
    The Mongolian University of Life Sciences
    Dem-Ololt, NGO

The objective of Development Solution International’s project in Mongolia is to improve Mongolian herders’ ability to produce, market, and sell quality products. Eight volunteers will lend their expertise on livestock processing and business skills, helping herders in Uvurkhangai province increase the productivity and profitability of their livelihoods. Volunteers will also engage in capacity building that will include formal training on innovative livestock methods and technologies for government officials and university students in the agricultural sector. Together, these activities aim to encourage entrepreneurship among herders and ensure the long-term sustainability of the livestock sector.