Mongolian spring wheat and potato yields and climate change
In 2019, HFFA Research conducted an assessment of climate change impacts on the arable farming sector of Mongolia with a special focus on the modelling of yield developments in spring wheat and potato production for the German-Mongolian Cooperation Project for Sustainable Agriculture (DMKNL).
Potatoes, and especially wheat, are important staple foods for the Mongolian population. And already today, Mongolia’s harsh and continental climate combined with a high regional and temporal variability of precipitation patterns presents a huge challenge for arable farmers in the country. As a result, the presented research showed that climate change is expected to further exacerbate the situation for Mongolian arable farmers, as wheat and potato yields are expected to grow slower, while annual yield variability will increase.
The study has now been published as part of an anthology titled Sustainable and climate change adapted land use in the Mongolian crop sector.
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.
The complete anthology can be downloaded here.