According to the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industries, Mongolia will be able to meet its domestic demand for wheat and potatoes. This autumn, the country harvested a total of 409,600 tonnes of wheat and 160,900 tonnes of potatoes; an increase of 172,600 tonnes and 44,500 tonnes respectively compared to last year.
Earlier in the year, farmers were given fuel, wheat for planting and fertilizer to help meet the targets. This formed a part of the Ministry of Manufacturing and Agriculture’s campaign to fully supply the domestic wheat market. This year, a total of 315.6 hectares nationwide were under wheat.
As of 31 October, Mongolia harvested 93,600 tonnes of vegetables, 117,800 tonnes of fodder plants and 19,300 tonnes of oil plants, respectively up 14,500 tonnes, 57,300 tonens and 7,200 tonnes compared to last year.