Harvest underway throughout Mongolia

Meeting 100 percent of the country’s wheat and potato needs expected

As of October 1, Mongolia harvested 164,300 tons of cereal, 143.300 tons of potatoes, 75,800 tons
of various vegetables, 24,000 tons of forage and 10,200 tons of oil plants, reports the Ministry for Industry and Agriculture.
On September 5, the harvest began nationwide and as of today, the harvest rate for cereals is around 44.1
percent, potatoes 72.9 percent and vegetables 78.4 percent. According to the ministry, they expect to complete the harvesting on October 25. 
Preliminarily, 423.4 thousand tons cereal, out of which 404.6 thousand tons of wheat, and 211.8 thousand tons of potatoes, 103.4 thousand tons of other vegetables, 65.2 thousand tons of oil plants and 21.0 thousand tons of forage were estimated to be harvested in 2013.
This year, 2,370 army servicemen and about 1,000 students have been mobilized to facilitate the harvest
in order to accelerate the campaign. Predictions show that this year, domestic production can meet 100
percent of its wheat and potato needs and over 50 percent of various other vegetables.

Source:Mongol Messenger


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