Improving Adaptive Capacity and Risk Management of Rural communities in Mongolia - Project Overview
Herder households make up one third of the population in Mongolia, approximately 160,000 households or 90 percent of the agriculture sector. Around 85 percent of all provincial economies in are agriculture-based. While herder households are the most exposed to climate risks, their scale and thus potential impact also means that tailored interventions can support transformational change towards more climate-informed and sustainable herder practices, benefitting the sector, the economy and the environment.
Led by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, with the Ministry of Agriculture and Light Industry as a key partner, the 7-year UNDP-supported project 'Improving Adaptive Capacity and Risk Management of Rural communities in Mongolia', seeks to strengthen the resilience of resource-dependent herder communities in four aimags (provinces) vulnerable to climate change: Khovd, Zavkhan, Dornod and Sukhbaatar, thus covering steppe, desert steppe, mountain, mountain steppe and forest steppe zones.