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Emergency assistance to support the livestock-based livelihood system of the most vulnerable herder families in Mongolia

Emergency assistance to support the livestock-based livelihood system of the most vulnerable herder families in Mongolia

Full title of the project:

Emergency assistance to support the livestock-based livelihood system of the most vulnerable Dzudaffected herder families in Mongolia

Target areas:

Arkhangai, Ovorkhangai and Dundgobi provinces.

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 287 449
Implementation:
01/03/2010-31/08/2010
Project code:
OSRO/MON/001/AUS
Objective:

To immediately protect, rehabilitate and restore livestock production capacity, food security and income generation for vulnerable small-scale herder households in three dzud-affected provinces (Arkhangai, Ovorkhangai and Dundgobi) of Mongolia.

Key partners:

The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, National Emergency Management Agency, Rural Investment Support Centre and local government officials.

Beneficiaries reached:

1 419 households (approximately 8 514 people).

Activities implemented:
  • Procured and distributed 1 248 tonnes of pelleted concentrated animal feed, 7 095 kg of milk powder and 1 419 packages composed of antiparasite and multivitamin injections and the necessary needles and syringes to 1 419 households.
  • Produced and distributed a technical advisory information note/letter advising the beneficiaries on the most appropriate uses of the various inputs provided under the project.
Impact:
  • As a result of the delivery and proper utilization of project inputs, the  beneficiary households were able to achieve an average survival rate of 89.6 percent among their adult animals.