The Evaluations of the Code of Practice and Conformity Assessment for Pastureland in Herder Communities
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- Livestock; pastureland; code of practices; suitability; herder communities
In Mongolia, the system to connect market chains among livestock products- national producers-global market, has been poorly developed in terms of accessibility and equity. To address this issue fully, it is critical to assess compliance of herder cooperatives and livestock productions with social and environmental standards, which was developed to align with the International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labeling (ISEAL) international assurance code. The code of practices for animal husbandry and rangeland management are key to livestock products which basis of the supply chain. In this study, we aimed to examine if livestock products, especially goat cashmere, derived from traditional herding practice, meets international codes of good practices that was demanded by consumers and producers. External evaluations were carried out in 7 herder organizations (e.g., cooperatives and communities) in Lun soum of Tuv province, and Bayankhutag, Bayan-Ovoo, and Umnudelger soums of Khentii province, using the methodology developed by the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA). We found that the herder communities surveyed approximately 50.0% of the requirements from the Animal Husbandry code of practice and 13.7% of Rangeland Stewardship codes of practices, respectively. These results indicate that the herders organizations somewhat qualifies the Animal Husbandry code of practice, however the requirements of the Rangeland Stewardship code of practice have not met yet. This is likely due to a lack of system that ensures the herders organizations comply with the codes of practice required from the buyers and producers. In summary, herders have not realized yet the requirements of the national and global markets.
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TY - CONF AU - Solongo Tsogtbaatar AU - Batkhishig Baival AU - Altanzul Tsevelee AU - Ochirkhuyag Lkhamjav PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/01 TI - The Evaluations of the Code of Practice and Conformity Assessment for Pastureland in Herder Communities BT - Proceedings of the Environmental Science and Technology International Conference (ESTIC 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 71 EP - 75 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.211029.013 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.211029.013 ID - Tsogtbaatar2021 ER -