Gobi camel herders gatherPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On January 23-24, a conference of Mongolian camel herders in the Gobi region was co-organized by the Governor’s Office in Bayangobi soum of Bayankhongor aimag, Department of Food and Agriculture of the aimag, and the Association of Pasture users in Bayankhongor aimag.
The conference aims at bringing camel herders in the Gobi region together and giving opportunities for young herders to learn experiences of grazing method as well as protection and use of pasture lands from seasoned camel herders.
On the second day of the conference, competitions of “Race of Young camels”, “Couple with Beautiful Camel” and “Beautiful male camel” were organized among the camel herders. The participants of the conference exchanged views and released recommendation on issues faced by herder communities, such as preparation of combed wool, putting them on the market, preserving pasturelands and supporting dairy farmers.
The conference was attended by representatives of ‘Pasture-Green Gold” project by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Association of Pasture Users, researchers and about 60 camel herders from Bayankhongor province.