The
impacts of a drastically warming climate are already being felt in
Mongolia, where air temperatures have risen at three times the global
rate since the 1940s. Average precipitation is declining and extreme
weather disasters are more frequent, posing challenges for the country’s
agriculture sector, which accounts for one-tenth of GDP and employs
one-third of the labor force. In an interview with WPR, Tungalag
Ulambayar, the research director of Saruul Khuduu Environmental Research
& Consulting in Ulaanbaatar, discusses the threat that climate
change poses to Mongolia’s food security and explains how Mongolian
farmers and herders are adapting.