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Livestock losses in Mongolia exceeded 1.5 million heads

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Mongolia
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Published Feb 24, 2024

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Mongolia is currently facing one of its most severe winters ever, with over 80% of the country blanketed in heavy snow, a phenomenon known as 'tomor dzud'. This harsh weather is causing significant damage to Mongolia's economy, primarily based on the livestock sector, with losses exceeding 1.5 million heads and impacting 97.5% of pastoral families. In response, the government is distributing food to the affected regions and supplying 20,000 tons of hay and feed from state and regional reserves.
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Livestock farming is the basis of Mongolia's economy - almost 40% of the country's nomadic population lives on income from it Experts assess the current winter in Mongolia as one of the most severe in history. Today, more than 80% of Mongolia's territory is covered with dense snow cover. In some places up to 100 cm of snow falls. The most critical aimags are Uvs, Uvurkhangai, Sukhbaatar, Dundgov and Dornogov, where the level of danger for herders is the highest. In Mongolia, this phenomenon is called “tomor dzud”, when the snow becomes covered with an ice crust. The Shood.mn news agency provides figures on the damage caused to Mongolia's livestock sector over the past 83 years. Thus, as a result of natural disasters and abnormal natural phenomena, most livestock died in the winter of 2009-2010. The loss of the total livestock then amounted to 23.4%, or 10.3 million heads. In 2023, 97.5% of pastoral families were affected. As a result of natural disasters, 8,711 families lost their ...
Source: Agrosektor
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