Early warnings leads to more effective and timely responses in Mongolia

Dec 2015

Coping with the harsh terrain and weather is part of a Mongolian herder’s way of life. But there are early warnings that this winter the dzud – or a very snowy winter, which causes starvation when animals can’t graze – will be very severe. Past severe dzuds which have stripped herders of their livelihoods, have coincided with strong El Niño.

Author: FAO/Mongolia