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Title Managing pastoral risk in Mongolia - a plan of action
Abstract Mongolian herding is a highly successful livelihood system, but has always involved weatherrelated risks. The most obvious risks come from periodic snow disasters (zud), which cause heavy animal and human mortality, although drought, fire and other risks have a similar impact. In recent years, Mongolia’s pastoral system has been subject to significantly increased levels of variability and risk from environmental, economic and social causes. Risk management strategies, which were operational in Mongolia before its transition to market economy, have completely collapsed under the changed conditions of a free market economy beginning in 1990. The GOM therefore requested FAO assistance through the TCP programme in preparing risk management plans for selected pilot provinces, and pilot testing key components of the plans at field level, as a model of what can be done in the country as a whole.
Year 2003
Job Number AH828/E
Format Book (electronic)
Infotype Case Study;
Subject Increased sustainable livestock production
Region Asia;
Country Mongolia;