Project implemented to add value to animal raw materials

Economy | Agriculture
2021-09-30 15:12:59

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ As part of the White Gold project aimed at improving the livelihood of herders and reducing unemployment rate by adding value to animal raw materials, a team made up of some participants of the LEAD program implemented by World Learning NGO with funding support from the U.S. Agency for International Development conducted a campaign to add value to animal raw materials.

The goals of the campaign were to encourage herders to make their animal raw materials more valuable, how the raw materials’ value can be raised by the introduction of electric shearing and processing, and supply high quality organic wool to world brands. Specifically, 10 herder families of Tsgaaannuur soum of Bayan-Ulgii aimag were provided training on electric shearing and sheep clippers and a video was created to provide instructions on electric shearing.

On September 29, a meeting was held between officials of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry led by State Secretary T.Jambaltseren and representatives of USAID and the project team, during which 330 compact discs containing the abovementioned video and 21 sheep clippers were handed over to the Ministry that had a key role in the successful implementation of the project.