19 October 2020

TİKA Supports Mongolian Farmers

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided agricultural equipment to farmers in the district of Öndörshireet, located approximately 200 km from the capital, Ulaanbaatar, in order to enable the use of uncultivated agricultural lands and increase employment.

Located approximately 200 km from the capital, Ulaanbaatar, the district of Öndörshireet is home to 2,100 people and has 3,500 hectares of fertile agricultural land and 3,500 hectares of pasture. However, only 1,000 hectares of land can be used for agricultural production due to the lack of agricultural equipment and insufficient financial capacity of farmers. Therefore, local people would meet their vegetable needs from other provinces or through agricultural products imported from other countries, especially China.

Upon the request of the District Governorship of Öndörshireet, TİKA delivered land mowers; forage harvesters; balers; cultivators; potato planters; hoeing machines; liquid fertilizer applicators; solid fertilized applicators; potato harvesters; and potato, vegetable, and wheat planters to farmers in Öndörshireet to enable the use of uncultivated agricultural lands, increase employment, and allow the residents of the district to consume healthy agricultural products. Thanks to this modern agricultural equipment, the project met the vegetable needs of 4 districts of Töv Province, as well as the district of Öndörshireet, and provided forage for approximately 273,000 animals.

In his speech at the delivery ceremony of the agricultural equipment, Boldbaatar Tsedenish, District Governor of Öndörshireet, said, “You have provided great support for us in enabling the residents of our district to consume healthy food and increasing their well-being. We will now be able to cultivate all of our agricultural lands. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to the Republic of Turkey, the Turkish people, and TİKA.”

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