The European Union funded "Support to employment creation in Mongolia (SECiM Component 2): Piloting quality private sector work in selected livestock and vegetable value chains" project of the FAO worked in Zuunmod, Tuv aimag on July 26, 2017 to launch its project activities in local context and establish Value Chain Innovation Platform (VCIP) meetings in dairy, meat and vegetable value chains in aimag level. In this respect, an Aide Memoire has been signed between the SECiM C2 project team and the Governor of Tuv aimag for the terms of project implementations and collaboration in Tuv aimag. The Tuv aimag is one of the 6 project implementing aimags of the SECiM Component 2.
The VCIP approach enables the SECiM project to achieve its objective with wide participation from value chain actors and sustain an inclusive environment for business partnerships, exchange of information and experiences.
The platform meetings had been attended by the Governor of Tuv aimag Mr. Batjargal Jigjid and over 70 participants representing public and private sector stakeholders including farmers, traders, food processors, researchers and government officials in Tuv aimag.
The expected outcomes of organizing the platform are to have better coordination and information sharing between the chain actors, build capacity based on the gap and training needs, organize buying and selling activity, business contacts and contracts as well as continuous improvements in the value chains based on identified rooms for improvement and best practices.
Brief information about the project
The Government of Mongolia and European Union had launched a new job creation project entitled "Support to employment creation in Mongolia (SECiM Component 2): Piloting quality private sector work in selected livestock and vegetable value chains". The project will be implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) and the Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) of the United Nations between 2016 and 2019 in collaboration with Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Mongolia.
The project focuses on decent employment creation through improving competitiveness and value chain development in meat, dairy, vegetable, and fiber and leather sectors. The project implementing aimags are Darkhan Uul, Dornod, Selenge, Tuv, Khovd and Khuvsgul.