This chapter includes the following articles.
Forty per cent of Mongolia’s population is employed in the agricultural sector, which makes up 15% of GDP. The sector, which involves the raising of livestock for meat and wool, as well as the cultivation of grains and vegetables, has the biggest impact on the lives of average Mongolians. What is particularly encouraging for Mongolia is the possibility of becoming self-sufficient in terms of food, but agriculture can do more than simply meet domestic needs. It is a major source of export revenues, second only to mining and minerals. Issues surrounding foreign investment in the mining sector have thrown a spotlight on the importance of developing a diverse economic base that will enable sustainable progress. Agriculture plays an important role in this economic model. This chapter contains an interview with T. Nasankhuu, President of Monfresh Group.