Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada is supporting Adventist Development and Relief Agency Mongolia with a three-year agriculture and livelihood project in Bayan Ulgii Aimag province in the far north west of Mongolia.
Bayan Ulgi Aimag is one of the poorest provinces in the country and economic opportunities are limited due to its far distance from the national capital. Many people suffer from malnutrition due to limited diet diversity. While it’s difficult to sustainably grow crops due to water shortages, flooding and poor and rocky soils, agriculture is one of the few livelihood opportunities for people to pursue.
The goal of this project is to build on activities from previous phases to help the agriculture cooperatives that have been developed be resilient and self-sufficient by the end of this three-year period.
Training will be provided on various topics including sustainable agricultural techniques, climate-smart agriculture, and the importance of diet diversity and vegetable production. The project will benefit 330 households (approximately 1,650 individuals). The budget is $150,000.