Advancing understanding of Dzud Risk: a Livestock Mortality Model and Multi-Indicator Dzud Vulnerability Index (MDVI)

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Mongolia is regularly affected by a disaster in which socio-natural factors combine to create peaks of livestock mortality called dzud. The increasing incidence of dzud and its effect on Mongolian rural populations has led to a demand by development, humanitarian and Government of Mongolia actors for better predictive models of dzud and its risk. The outcome of the discussions is the Multi-Indicator Dzud Vulnerability Index (MVDI) Report.