USDA discusses supplying high productivity livestock to Mongolia

The American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia

2018-03-09 11:41 GMT+8

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have arrived in Mongolia to assess opportunities to implement the Food For Progress Program in Mongolia. Thomas M. Szymanski from the USDA stated that countries that are eligible for the Food for Progress Program are given access to modern resources to improve their agricultural production, increase trade in agricultural products, and receive financing of 15 to 20 million USD over a five-year period for agriculture projects.

During the visit, the USDA representatives will meet with officials from the private sector as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations to learn about the current conditions and trends in Mongolia's agriculture sector, and to look for opportunities for cooperation and potential investment.

D. Tsolmon, Director of the Livestock Genetic Resource Center, introduced the U.S. visitors to the activities of the center and spelled out three concrete proposals for providing support: assistance in purchasing genetic material for breeding high production livestock, as well as donor animals; equipping the center's  molecular and genetics research laboratory with critical  equipment; and involving Mongolian researchers in  specialized training.

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