The 60th anniversary of the development of a Mongolian land and cultivation of agriculture as an independent sector will come next year. The creative work plan for the forests was discussed at a Cabinet meeting.
Three Campaigns for Reclaiming Virgin Lands were held in 1959, 1976 and 2008. At the First Campaign, 246 thousand hectares of land was cultivated, 334 thousand hectares of land planted and 315 thousand tons of crops were harvested. With 12 state farms established during the Second Campaign, 250 thousand hectares of land was newly-cultivated and wheat was planted on 560-670 thousand hectares of land to harvest 680-860 thousand tons of crops. As a result, Mongolia fully provided its domestic need and the surplus was exported.
Currently, more than 370 enterprises are engaged in crop production in 1200, potatoes and vegetables. There are over 60,000 farmers and vegetable growers, and 35,000 households are engaged in potato, vegetables, fruit and berry crops.