B.Batzorig: Domestic need of wheat and potatoes to be fully ensured www.montsame.mn
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry reports that volume of harvest per hectare of land has been increased this year. Specifically, grain was harvested at a yield of 14 centner this year whild it was 8.48 centner last year.
At present, harvesting of grain is running at 75.3 percent and 98.8 percent for vegetables. A total of 342.1 tons of grain has been harvested from 257.1 hectares, of which 330.4 thousand tons of wheat, 160.1 thousand tons of potatoes from 12.8 thousand hectares, 91.8 thousand tons of vegetables from 8.2 thousand hectares respectively. Some 80 thousand hectares were put at risk due to continued rain from the end of July till the mid of August as well as heavy snow at the beginning and mid of September. Regarding to it, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry sent a request to the National Emergency Management Agency to receive green fodder in its hay and fodder reserve.
“Although several barriers occurred due to weather condition, the damage was not huge at national level. We will ensure domestic need of wheat and potatoes at 100 percent,” said Minister B.Batzorig.