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Phase 4 of DMKNL: signing of implementation agreement and first PSG meeting

The 4th phase of the German-Mongolian Cooperation Project Sustainable Agriculture (DMKNL), funded by BMEL and implemented by IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH, started on 1 Jan 2022. On 24/25 Oct 2022, the implementation agreement was signed and the first meeting of the Project Steering Group (PSG) was held. For this purpose, Johanna Scholz, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Simon Wittich, Project Manager of GFA Consulting Group, and Gantsetseg Ganbold, Project Manager of IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH, had traveled to Ulaanbaatar.

They were received by Jambaltseren T., State Secretary of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry of Mongolia (MELL). The latter presented the Mongolian National Campaign for Food Supply and Safety, which is being implemented throughout the country at the initiative of the President of Mongolia, Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh. Mr. Jambaltseren emphasized that the goals of the National Campaign are in line with the goals of the 4th phase of DMKNL.

Ms. Scholz thanked the Secretary of State for the warm reception and conveyed the greetings of the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Cem Özdemir. She also underlined the fact that the goals of the National Campaign are in line with the project goals. She also stressed that the success of the first three and the launch of the fourth phase of the project in difficult times is a sign of the high level of support and participation of the MELL.

Simon Wettich, project manager of GFA Consulting Group GmbH, and Mr. Jambaltseren then signed the implementation agreement of the 4th phase of DMKNL.

The next day, the first meeting of the DMKNL project steering group took place at MELL. Representatives of both ministries of agriculture, GFA Consulting Group GmbH, IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH, partner organizations and project partners from science and industry participated. In the meeting, the project activities carried out until October 2022 were presented and the projects for 2023 were discussed.