CPR carried out the feasibility study on grazing fees

Project Name: “Feasibility Study on Pasture Use Fee” Country:


Project Location within Country:

Soums and aimags in all regions

Professional Staff Provided by your Company:

No of Staff: 4

No of Person-months: 4

Name of Client: Biodiversity Finance Initiative- BIOFIN, UNDP Mongolia
Start Date:

October 2017

Completion Date:

December 2017

Approx. Value of Services:

U$ 21,000

Name of associated firm(s) if any: No. of Person-Months of Professional

Staff Provided by Associated Firm(s):

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

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

Detailed Narrative Description of Project: The assignment objective is to propose the methodology to estimate pasture user fee or grazing fee, which is long discussed and sensitive issue in Mongolia
Detailed Description of Actual Services provided by your Company:

Developed methodology to estimate grazing fees in Mongolia as a mechanism to:

·         Incentive to reconcile animal numbers with pasture carrying capacity

·         Incentive to increase animal sales by improving its quality

·         Mechanism to form an independent funding source to plan & implement pastureland, livestock risk and environmental management in herders’ participation

·         Tool to change the current ineffective system of risk & disaster management where herders ask for assistance from the government and the latter for international donors and aids are used in inefficient ways due to time pressures into an effective system and locally financed system of advance planning

·         Fees proposed was differentiated across pastureland users based on pasture quality, location, animal type and the degree of overstocking

·         Estimated grazing fee levels for all 330 soums of Mongolia

·         Proposed to use a portion of grazing fees as an incentive mechanism and financial source to organize animal procurement in a soum in a organized and integrated way under adequate quality control in a public and private partnerships.

·         Proposed ways to incorporate the study findings into legislations and regulations

·         Organized a survey to get feedback from herders on the proposed methodology and fee levels according to which 80% of herders supported the methodology and fee levels of around MNT 800 per sheep unit.