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VEGI - Inclusive and sustainable vegetable production and marketing (Mongolia)


Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : VEGI - Inclusive and sustainable vegetable production and marketing (Mongolia)

Pays/Région : Mongolie

Durée : 01.08.2020 - 31.07.2023

This exit phase further promotes vegetable production and nutrition in Mongolia, focusing on the most demanded crops with domestically-produced seeds suitable to agro-climatic conditions. It adds an organisational development’s support to the Mongolian Farmers Association for Rural Development and to the Vegetable Seed Reserve Unit to strengthen the sustainability of these critical institutions, based on SDC similar experiences in Africa.

Projet en bref
* Contexte : - Poverty rate in Mongolia : 28.4% reported in 2018, but up to 50% expected in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. - Agriculture sector in Mongolia = 2nd biggest economic pillar (after mining), dominated by livestock. Slight increase in overall agricultural production for last few years. Contributed 1.1% in GDP growth in 2019. - Climate Change both an opportunity and a risk in Mongolia. Vegetable production is a solid complement and alternative to some livestock-based economies, but still in an early stage of development (including at its institutional/organisational level). - Vegetable production covering only 39% of demand, mainly due to climatic conditions with short growing season and arid weather, as well as big imports from China.
* Objectifs  : Livelihood in Mongolia is improved through inclusive, gender responsive and sustainable growth of the vegetable sector.
* Groupes cibles  : Outcomes 1 and 2 : Smallholder farmers and their cooperatives ; Outcome 3 : Farmer organisations (MFARD, extension centres) and mechanism : Vegetable Seed Reserve Unit (VSRU, formerly : Seed Reserve Fund SRF) ; Outcome 4 : MOFALI and national parliament.

Budget de la Suisse  : CHF 2’035’500

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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