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On May 22-23, an international conference themed ‘Sustainability in the Cashmere Supply Chain’ is being organized by the Sustainable Fiber Alliance NGO with involvement of national and international participants including cashmere suppliers, government officials, scholars, and representatives of financial institutions and international donor organizations.

Opening the conference, B. Batkhuu, a director of Strategy Management Department of Light Industry, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, Iain Cox Deputy Head of British Embassy and Una Jones a Chief Executive Officer of the SFA gave speech.

B. Batkhuu, a director of Strategy Management Department of Light Industry, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, stated that “According to the “Cashmere” program proved in 2018, we are implementing “Mongolian Noble Fibre” quality certification mark in order to increase cashmere’s export and its competitivenessas well as supply qualified cashmere products met world standards. Mongolian Wool and Cashmere Association is executing a certification service to certify Mongolian high-qualified cashmere products.”

The cashmere supply chain stakeholders are discussing the sector’s sustainability, future development trends, and the opportunities for ensuring sustainable development and long-term innovative cooperation that would solve environmental, social and economic pressing issues. Moreover, views are being exchanged on optimal solutions for the issues challenging herders and cashmere producers and retailers.

Mongolian Wool and Cashmere Association’s executive director D. Altantsetseg made speech about MWCA’s Conformity Assessment, its functions and responsibility, certifying each process of value-added wool and cashmere products as well as the main activity of Mongolian Noble Fibre.

During the forum, the participants are having discussions and seeking solutions with consideration of the fact that the industry is fully dependent on state of rangeland.