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Animal Health Project contributes to Mongolia’s livestock health


Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Animal Health Project contributes to Mongolia’s livestock health

Livestock husbandry generates 80 percent of total income of the agriculture sector proving livelihood security to one-fourth of the total population in Mongolia. Major problems of the livestock subsector include low animal productivity (quantitative) as well as low quality of animal products, inadequate animal health services, degraded pastureland, unsustainable stocking rate, limited access to markets and underdeveloped value chains resulting in low overall competitiveness. Animal Health Project (AHP) will focus on the macro level on issues of policy review, animal as well as public health, and capacity building.

Pays/Région : Mongolie

Durée : 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2016.

Contexte : The majority of Mongolia’s livestock herders utilise a semi-nomadic grazing system, moving to defined pasture areas and benefiting from open access and public-owned pastureland. Mongolia’s livestock sector is an important one for the national economy and in terms of national food security, generating 20 percent of GDP and representing livelihood security for more than 800,000 people, or a quarter of the population, and food security for all Mongolians. The sector represents 30-40 percent of national employment. At present, about 160,000 herder families own 30-40 million head of camels, goats, sheep, horses, yaks and cattle. However, the carrying capacity of Mongolia’s rangelands is 25 million livestock. This overstocking is leading to overgrazing and severe land erosion on already vulnerable pastureland. Mongolia also leads the world in incidences of brucellosis, and an estimated 25 percent of all Mongolian herders are brucellosis positive

Objectif : To improve the animal health system and make it more effective.

Groupes cibles  : AHP will target decision makers and technical personnel in government institutions. This will lead to better animal and human health and in the case of FMD will benefit the herders with healthier animals and better access to export markets for meat. By targeting the teachers of the SVMB, the veterinary students will get a better education which will enable them to support the herders more efficiently and more effectively

Budget  : CHF 6’935’000

Coopération Suisse

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