Mongolia LEWS

During the period from 1999 to 2002, Mongolia experienced a series of droughts and severe winters that lowered livestock numbers by approximately 30% countrywide. In the Gobi region, livestock mortality reached as much as 50% with many households losing entire herds. Due to these extreme losses of livestock and its impact on pastoral livelihoods, the USAID mission in Mongolia and the Global Livestock-CRSP (GL-CRSP) initiated the Gobi Forage program with the goal of transferring Livestock Early Warning System (LEWS) technology developed by the GL-CRSP in East Africa to Mongolia.  The Livestock Early Warning System technology combines near real-time weather, computer modeling, and satellite imagery to monitor and forecast livestock forage conditions so that pastoralists and other decision makers have needed information for timely decision making in the face of drought. Under the Gobi Forage program, three major activities have been conducted including: 1) infusion of forage monitoring technology to assess regional forage quantity; 2) development of nutritional profiling technology to assess forage quality, and 3) information delivery and outreach. 

Click here to access the Mongolia LEWS website:  www.mongolialews.net 

Click on an image below to see current and forecasted forage conditions.


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  • Mongolia LEWS
    09/02/14 21:17

    During the period from 1999 to 2002, Mongolia experienced a series of droughts and severe winters that lowered livestock numbers by approximately 30% countrywide.
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    04/10/12 22:00

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  • Archived National Forage Maps
    12/15/11 00:27

    Click on a link below to view forage conditions
  • Archived Forage Maps
    12/15/11 00:26

    National Regional TUV Gobi Altai Gobisumber Dornogobi Dundgobi Uvurkhangai Umnugobi Bayankhongor
  • Gobisumber
    12/15/11 00:20

    Forage Map and Deviation
  • Uvurkhangai
    12/15/11 00:18

    Forage Map and Deviation
  • Dornogobi
    12/15/11 00:16

    Forage Map and Deviation
  • Bayankhongor
    12/15/11 00:15

    Forage Map and Deviation
  • Dundgobi
    12/15/11 00:14

    Forage Map and Deviation
  • Tuv
    12/15/11 00:13

    Forage Map and Deviation