Mongolia: Resilience and Nutrition Security
The rural population of Mongolia to this day still lives from primarily on herding. However, herding or trading associations still lack the skills and information for them to gain access to finances to develop other, more profitable activities. With this in mind, in 2011 the government established the aimag development fund, which is meant to provide rural entrepreneurs low-interest loans to subsidise their economic activities.
However, both individuals and small and medium enterprises and cooperatives lack information on how to utilise the fund. Therefore, People in Need is attempting to raise awareness through a programme entitled “Improvement of the living conditions and economic situation of the rural community”.
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.