Assessing the qualifications and the labour market situation for agricultural professionals in Mongolia

In a new study for the German-Mongolian Cooperation Project for Sustainable Agriculture (DMKNL), our team of agricultural economists will analyze and evaluate the current situation on the labor market for highly-qualified agricultural professionals in Mongolia.


Skilled and well qualified employees are an important prerequisite for successful business management. This applies to all economic sectors and thus also to agricultural enterprises. More than 1000 graduates leave the Mongolian University of Life Sciences (MULS) – the country’s most important institution for the training of agricultural specialists – each year, and become available on the Mongolian job market. However, despite this relatively large pool of university graduates, agricultural managers in Mongolia often point to the lack of well qualified professionals in the field.


The aim of our study is therefore to assess the apparent gap between the qualifications and professional aspirations of agricultural students and young agricultural professionals in Mongolia, and the demands that the country’s agricultural enterprises place on these professionals. Based on data and information collected through interviews with agricultural students, young professionals and agricultural managers, our team will analyze the situation, and summarize the results in an upcoming study.


The DMKNL is implemented by IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH. The project is funded by the Federal German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) through its general agent GFA Consulting Group GmbH.


More information on this study will be provided on our website soon.