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GIEWS Update-detail
FAO/GIEWS Global Watch

4 February 2010

Mongolia: Livestock losses, rising food insecurity due to extreme cold



  • Extreme cold weather and snow blizzards (Dzud) are causing heavy losses of livestock affecting large number of households in rural areas.
  • Official estimate puts 2009 wheat harvest at a record level of 388 000 tonnes.
  • With bumper crop wheat imports in 2009/10 would be reduced significantly from its usual high levels.

GIEWS Country Brief on Mongolia

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