SDC: Tackling poverty in Mongolia through support to vegetable production

2016-06-27 16:06:36

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ With more than 63,000 predominantly small-scale vegetable growers throughout Mongolia, the vegetable sector has become vital in poverty alleviation and as a source of healthy food for an increasingly urbanized population.

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) believes that providing support for increased and diversified production, storage, processing, marketing and consumption, as well as a conducive legal framework, will benefit both rural households’ livelihoods and the national economy.

SDC’s new Inclusive and Sustainable Vegetable Production and Marketing Project, launched in April 2016, will work with vegetable farmers mainly in the central region of Mongolia including the suburbs of Ulaanbaatar city, providing them with greater knowledge and higher-quality seeds through collaboration with national agricultural institutions and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.