Support process of selecting groups to receive leases and public outreach education campaign on pastureland leasing under peri-urban rangeland

Project Name:
Support process of selecting groups to receive leases and public outreach education campaign on pastureland leasing under peri-urban rangeland

Country: Mongolia
Location within Country: Peri-urban areas of the Ulaanbaatar, Darkhan, Orkhon cities and Choibalsan and Kharkhorin regional centers

Project Duration: 72 months

Name of Client: MCA Mongolia
Address: 4th Floor, Academy of Management Building III, Orgil Complex, Khan-Uul Distrcit,
Ulaanbaatar-210136, Phone: 70151021

Total No of person-months of the project: 72

Start Date:
July 2009

Completion Date:
February 2011


Name of associated firm(s) if any: No

No. of Person-Months of Professional
Staff Provided by Associated Firm(s):

Name of Senior Staff (Project Director/Co-coordinator, Team Leader) involved and functions performed
Dr. Enkh-Amgalan, Team Leader, Centre for Policy Research

  • Provided overall project management
  • Coordinated with project key stakeholders

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:

  • To ensure that the herders and local officials in the all project soums included in the project area are aware of the project, its planned benefits, and their opportunity to participate in the project, through the effective and timely dissemination of project information;
  • To help herder groups complete applications for land leases, including the preparation of business proposals; and
  • To assist MCA-Mongolia in training the selection panels that will select herder groups to receive leases.

Detailed Description of Actual Services provided by your Company:

  • Identified and prepared the means of delivering the message that will best reach the target audiences – handout for herder groups interested in using pasture lands on long-term contracts for the purpose of engaging in intensive / semi-intensive livestock farming; illustrated posters, VCD for each herders group; an application form for intensive and semi-intensive farming; instructions for filling the application form for contracted use of peri-urban pastureland and others. The training content was on
  • Project overview, including activities and timing;
  • Herder selection criteria;
  • Leasing requirements and process; and
  • Project updates, including selection of land parcels and selection of herder groups
  • Organized the face-to-face training sessions for 3,598 herders from 5,138 households, distributed training materials to each household
  • Organized training to 431 local government officials, experts and representatives of the residents of 43 soums and districts using handouts, VCDs and other materials
  • Operated the information dissemination centers in each project soum providing training and information delivery services to 3698 herders and local officials
  • Provided training to 1441 herders groups on how to write project applications and provided direct assistance to 619 herder groups who applied for the project
  • Organized training to 285 members of the local selection panels of the soums and districts to equip them with the skills to evaluate proposals by herders’ groups, to provide herders with additional information and support, complementary to the training sessions for herders and soum residents
  • Organized mass media outreach activities, in cooperation with the project PIU, through the Mongolian National Public Radio and the National TV and local radio and TV
  • Assisted the project PIU in developing herders’ selection criteria, herders business proposals, draft land use agreements and other key documents and guidelines