Market Assessment of Livestock Market Systems

Project Name: Market Assessment of Livestock Market Systems, Resilient Community Program




Project Location within Country: Bulgan and Khuvsgul aimags Professional Staff Provided by your Company:

No of Staff: 5

No of Person-months: 7

Name of Client: Mercy Corps Mongolia
Start Date:

May 2017

Completion Date:

July 2017

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Name of Senior Staff (Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader) involved and functions performed

Dr. Enkh-Amgalan, Center for Policy Research Team Leader

Detailed Narrative Description of Project: In 2017 Mercy Corps Mongolia has launched the Resilient Community Program (RCP) that aims to achieve growth and stability in income and social well-being for rural communities by stimulating meat production and export opportunities in its livestock economy. The objective of this assessment is to identify opportunities to address challenges and constraints faced by Mongolian livestock market system and interrelated systems, including animal health, feed and fodder; and breeding.
Detailed Description of Actual Services provided by your Company:

·      Collect data using FGDs, Interviews, Secondary data sources

·      Assess the current state of production and finances  comparing traditional and advanced systems

·      Produce a seasonal calendar for target markets

·      The market assessment has been carried out using MSD approach:

  • Mapping the market system structure
  • Mapping the market actors and their linkages
  • Analyzing how the market system is functioning

·      Market system and actors mapped at 3 levels- Soum; Aimag/Region; National

·      Organize consultations with local stakeholders on a package for changing herders’ behavior from the livestock number maximization to adopting productivity-oriented strategies by the use of proper incentive mechanisms

·      Undertake Problem Tree & SWOT analyses of the meat market system in Mongolia

·      Provide recommendations for improving RCP`s implementation in short and long term perspective

·      Propose key interventions and how these should translate into impact in terms of scalability, and sustainability

·      The Mongolia’s meat sector vision is formulated as “Compete on the international organic meat market” in consideration of the following key factors:

  • Comparative advantage of the traditional pastoral livestock husbandry
  • Need for climate change adaptation
  • International meat market trend