Mongolian agriculture minister orders to prepare for winter
Agriculture minister ordered the officials to prevent possible disasters and cut losses in animal husbandry during the harsh winter accordingly.
Mongolia's Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Batzorig.B instructed mayors of all 21 provinces and other relevant officials to intensify winter preparations. He has also ordered the officials to prevent possible disasters and cut losses in animal husbandry during the harsh winter accordingly. Animal husbandry is the backbone of Mongolia’s economy as nearly 40 percent of the country's nomadic population depend on animal husbandry for livelihood. There is a Mongolian saying that autumn arrives the day after the Naadam Festival celebrated in mid-July which means preparing for the winter. Climate change is increasing the risk of natural disasters, including droughts and the extremely heavy winter known as "dzud" in Mongolia, which has killed a lot of livestock in the previous years. The average temperature in Mongolia has risen 2.1 degrees Celsius since 1940, more than double the increase in average global temperatures, according to the United Nations' Environment Program.