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Success of the vegetable project; Switzerland helped Mongolia significantly increase vegetable production

Vegetables
Mongolia
Market & Price Trends
Innovation & Technology
Published Nov 4, 2023

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The Mongolian Vegetable Project, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, has been successful in increasing vegetable production in Mongolia. Since its launch in 2004, vegetable production has covered 40% of Mongolia's demand in 2015 and is expected to cover 80% by 2023. The project introduced new vegetable varieties, provided seeds, and offered technical support to Mongolian farmers, while also creating executive bodies and a cooperative to ensure stable sales and prices for the vegetables.
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Since the launch of the Mongolian Vegetable Project in 2004, vegetable production has covered 40% of Mongolia's demand in 2015 and is expected to cover 80% of its needs by 2023. The project, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), was implemented in 24 somons of ten aimags of Mongolia from 2004 to 2023. When the Mongolian Vegetable Project started in 2004, vegetables were grown on 7,600 hectares, and farmers harvested 72 tons of crops, EastFruit reports with reference to CentralAsia. As of autumn 2023, the area used for growing vegetables has increased by 60%, to 12.6 thousand hectares, and the harvest is expected to reach 165 thousand tons, which is 2.3 times higher than the starting level of the project. The introduction of new varieties of vegetables and innovations in seed production led to an increase in the cultivation of cabbage, turnips, onions and garlic by 1.4-2.4 times compared to 2016. In addition to growing and producing imported cabbage and ...
Source: Eastfruit
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