The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in cooperation with the Mongolian Agricultural University Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Biotechnology has been implementing a multi-faceted agricultural project in the country.
As part of the Support to Animal Feed Plant Growing Project, 10 hectares (24.7 acres) of cultivatied land was created with alfalfa seeds and equipment brought from Turkey.
A statement said the rising air temperature in Mongolia due to global warming has been causing various problems such as drought and the subsequent insufficiency of animal feed in the summer, making the country’s economic infrastructure and lives of animal owners difficult. Due to the harsh winter climate in Mongolia and the presence of about 80 million animals, the livestock sector is a vitally important sector for the country’s economy.
The project of sharing Turkey’s experience in livestock feed and farming areas with Mongolia first started in 2017, and has continued with a three-year trial planting in different parts of the country in line with the feasibility report prepared by Turkish agricultural experts who examined the soil structure and climate conditions of Mongolia.
As part of the project, 10 hectares of hedged experimental area in the Altanbulag and Bornuur districts of the Tov Province in northern Mongolia have been provided with irrigation systems, motor pumps, feed plant pressing machines, and back pulverizers.
TIKA has also provided laboratory equipment to be used for scientific studies at the Mongolia Agricultural University Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Biotechnology.