National tea manufacturers gatherPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry held this morning a workshop of national tea manufacturers. The event gathered some 25 individuals and companies engaged in tea manufacturing along with representatives of government bodies and academic organizations.
The participants discussed about the Law on Organic Foods as well as packaging design of the national tea products.
S.Maamankhuu, the Director of "Gobi Gurvan Saikhan" tea factory, based in Umnugobi (South Gobi) province, said she started her tea making business in order to avoid the burdens imposed on livestock herders. Gobi Gurvan Saikhan started operating in 2007 in Dalanzadgad soum of the province. The factory, of which total annual output reaches 10 thousand tea products, distributes its products at a provincial level. In 2004, S.Maamankhuu and her business partners visited tea factories in Africa to learn from their experiences and in an interview given during the workshop, she wanted to thank for people who helped her through the tea manufacturing process.
Consultant of the "Green Gold", a monitoring and evaluation project that conducts studies on pastoral lands and plants, U.Budbaatar said there are over 200 species of tea plants on the territory of Mongolia.
Private businesses and individuals often collect tea plants from Selenge, Khuvsgul, Umnugobi and Darkhan, according to Mr. U.Budbaatar and highlighted that the tea manufacturers are supplying their tea contents solely from domestic sources.
There are reportedly about 40 tea manufacturers in Mongolia.