Mongolia: Resilience and Nutrition Security
Up to this day, the rural population of Mongolia leads predominantly pastoral livelihoods. However, herding or trading associations still lack the skills and information to gain access to finances to develop other, more profitable activities. With this in mind, People in Need is attempting to raise people’s awareness of their approach to finances. We are also working on strengthening herders ́resilience against severe winters called dzud. By virtue of an SMS system, herders receive information and early warnings. They obtain important information on the weather in advance. Without this system, people in remote areas would not have any access to such information.
Improvement of the living conditions and economic situation of the rural community
We keep the rural population informed about the mechanisms of the development fund and are trying to improve the capacities of local administrative bodies. We provide training in activities generating new sources of income, for instance year-round vegetable production or supporting tourism. As for commercial and financial planning, we provide technical assistance of production, processing and marketing. All participants of this programme later share their experiences and most effective procedures.