Project: TA 8960 MON: Supporting Agriculture Value Chain
Position Titile: Food Technology Expert
Duration: 2 months
Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Expected starting date of assignment: January 7, 2019
"TA 9233: Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources" project was succesfully completed in 3th of Dec, 2018
Final workshop of TA-8874: "Sustainable forest management to improve livelihood of local communities" was successfully held at Holiday Inn Hotel, Ulaanbaatar in 29th of May, 2018 with 70 participants from Asian Development Bank, JICA, Embassy of Japan, MET, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Light Industry, Chamber of Commerce, FRDC, GIZ, UN REDD, FAO, MUST, SFM-NGO and other participants from Selenge aimag, Mandal soum, Tunkhel, Khuvsgul aimag, Zavkhan aimag, Bulgan aimag, Arkhangai aimag and Khentii aimag.
“Training on cultivation technology and marketing” for Sea-buckthorn sector under TA-8960 MON: “Supporting Agriculture Value Chain” Technical Assistance Project was organized in 21-22th of June, 2018. Farmers were included in the training program based on their location at Batsumber soum, Tuv province. During sea buckthorn cultivation at early harvesting period, it is identified by the research and evaluation on raw material suppliers and farmers that the biggest loss is during fruit formation and harvesting. Therefore, it is required to conduct the training for farmers on increasing fruit formation, technology on high-quality berries, summer care and plant protection measures for cultivation.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) was exploring potential non-sovereign financing opportunities for a 15-megawatt peak (MWp) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Mongolia. The plant was to be connected to the grid through an existing substation (32 MVA of capacity and 110/10 voltage level). ADB aimed to recruit international experts to carry out the environmental and social due diligence of the project.
Under TA-8960 MON: "Supporting Agriculture Value Chain" Project, team members attended the Blue Yak Festival at Khatgal soum, Khuvsgul aimag in between 19th of July to 20th of July, 2018. During this festival, the seminar on Mongol Yak Wool multilateral cooperation and partnership was held by the project experts as well.