FAO in Mongolia

High-level work visit of the STREAM project to Khentii aimag


Under the scope of “Sustainable Resilient Ecosystem and Agriculture Management in Mongolia (STREAM)” project, the European Union Ambassador to Mongolia H.E. Ms. Axelle Nicaise together with the Resident Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Mongolia Mr. Vinod Ahuja,  the Country Director of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Mr. Daniel Passon, along with representatives of the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia, Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia, and AVSF conduced high-level mission to Khentii aimag.

The purpose of the mission was to visit pilot sites, local authorities, and showcase proposed practices that are being introduced under the recently launched project “Sustainable Resilient Ecosystem and Agriculture Management in Mongolia” (STREAM) project. During the visit from 3-5 March 2022, the mission participants and the local government, stakeholders and beneficiaries discussed key issues, such as future cooperation on the “STREAM” project with focus on landscape management plan, agroecology-based agriculture and 🌳cross-sectoral of sustainable forest management.

Additionally, the mission team visited three more projects in Khentii funded by EU, such as All 4 YOUth, YOUth 4 All implemented by Caritas Czech Republic together with the Mongolian Youth Council and Center for Citizenship Education, IMPACT- Improve -Act! En-gendering rural economic development in Mongolia implemented by Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontieres Association (AVSF), and Empowering assistant herders through human rights training and herders' self-help groups implemented by the National Human Rights Commission.

The “STREAM” project is being implemented in Khentii aimag (Binder, Bayan-Adarga, Umnudelger soums)  and in Selenge aimag (Yeruu, Javkhlant, Mandal soums) for three years from 2021 until 2024. The project is co-financed by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-implemented by GIZ and FAO in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry.