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Experts blame climate crisis for annual occurrence of phenomenon that used to occur just twice a decade.
Pandemic and Ukraine war impacts bring hardship that makes battle to subsist outside of the city a gruelling challenge.
More and more young people may be leaving the physically demanding herding life behind to seek their fortunes in the cities, but it remains big business.
Plans to further boost the non-extractive sector and make the country’s economy greener are priorities, development bank’s country head Hannes Takacs tells bne IntelliNews.
A mix of modernisation and holding on to the old ways causes many dilemmas such as a shortage of female partners for marriage on the steppes—while the girls head for the city to get educated and do not return, the boys stay behind to herd.
More than 500 sheep were killed after being hit by a lightning strike at a pasture in the Ninotsminda region in southern Georgia.
The EU is providing €200,000 in humanitarian funding in response to the drought that has hit large parts of Kazakhstan since June. The funding is to benefit close to 6,000 ...
It’s bad news for plans to expand farming, but even worse for herders.
Mongolia's most important annual festival, Naadam, has been held every year for the past 800 years, but it has been laid low by the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row. Naadam was cancelled on July 2.
Herders tell how most ferocious storms in a decade stripped paint from cars, left hundreds of people missing and killed huge numbers of livestock. But there’s a limit to what can be done about the terrifying phenomenon.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $73mn loan to improve social welfare support for Mongolia's poor and vulnerable, mainly women and children, with the aim of lessening socioeconomic ...
A tumultuous start to the year brought the resignation of the cabinet amid a coronavirus scandal, but the economy should show good growth this year.
As warning served, reports of more than 500 Bactrian camels killed amid extreme winter cold in Uvurkhangai province.
“When you’re little, they make you wrestle sheep. When you get older you wrestle horses, and finally, you wrestle camels,” says one wrestler. Can country’s centuries-old wrestling tradition be translated to domination of professional MMA?
The Mongolian Ministry of Health has announced that a 15-year-old boy died from the bubonic plague on July 13 in Gobi-Altay Province, the southwestern region of Mongolia neighbouring China. The ...
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has played hell with the international event calendar everywhere this year. But not in Mongolia, which has decided to go ahead with Naadam, Mongolia’s biggest festival.
New government will face difficulties arising from faltering growth, falling commodity exports, repayment of foreign debt, money laundering issues and continuing tensions over foreign investment in country’s copper and gold mines.
Elections likely to produce another paralysing parliament. Expect further problems from nationalist dislike of foreign miners. Look out for China slowdown impacts and climate change effects on cashmere farming.
Soaring global cashmere prices amid a lack of land-use regulations or pasture management standards blamed for hugely expanded livestock population. Desertification causing “yellow dust storms”.