‘Beneficiaries of camel milk value chain’ workshop organized

Economy | Agriculture
2022-03-04 14:16:25

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ UN FAO organized ‘Beneficiaries of camel milk value chain’ workshop in Khanbodg soum of Umnugobi aimag in the framework of European Union funded ‘SDG-Aligned Budgeting to Transform Employment in Mongolia’ project. The workshop involved the participation of the local camel herders and camel milk producers, including TESO group and Mongol Camel Corporation, Food and Agriculture Department and Veterinary Department of Umnugobi aimag and Khanbogd soum Government in the framework of public private partnership.

The workshop goal was to define the main challenges in the camel milk value chain and bring out possible solutions. One of the main challenges in the chain was low supply of the raw milk due to shortage of camel milkers resulting in inefficient use of available resources. Therefore, it was concluded that there is an urgent need to increase the number of local skilled camel milkers through trainings and capacity building.

During the workshop, TESO group introduced their new export-oriented dried milk and capsule products based on camel milk, which excited the local authorities and camel herders. TESO group has established a cold chain for camel milk production in Khanbogd soum with nine households. All parties agreed that there was potential to increase number of the herders and households in the camel milk cold chain system in future.

There project discussed the opportunity to support semi-intensive livestock farming and cooperatives in partnership with ‘Gobi Oyu Development Support Fund’, which involves Khanbogd soum, local herders and Oyu Tolgoi LLC.

Source: FAO Mongolia