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Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) built a winter greenhouse for Khotons, who can only grow vegetables for one season due to the climatic conditions in Mongolia.
TİKA continues to implement various projects to develop the agricultural sector in Mongolia, increase employment, and improve food safety. In this context, it built a winter greenhouse to support Khotons, a Muslim Turkish community living in the district of Tarialan in Uvs Province, located approximately 1,650 km from Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.
Heavily populated by Khotons, the district of Tarialan in Uvs Province has arable lands, and its name means “agriculture” in Mongolian. The majority of the people of Tarialan can only grow vegetables for one season due to the climatic conditions. With the project implemented by TİKA, a winter greenhouse was built for the first time in Tarialan, enabling year-round vegetable production. The project also offers Khotons an opportunity to earn side income by selling the surplus produce to locals.
In his speech at the delivery ceremony of the project, President of Teel Agro Cooperative Gantömör Ohidoo said, “Thanks to the greenhouse built by TİKA, locals will have access to fresh and healthy vegetables all year round, and the number of farmers employed in Teel Agro Cooperative will increase.” Expressing his gratitude to the Republic of Turkey, a friendly and sister country, for extending its helping hand to Khotons whenever necessary, the President of the Cooperation once again thanked the Republic of Turkey and TİKA on behalf of all Khotons.