Collective Code of Practices for Sustainable Nomadic Livestock Production has been approved as a National Standard in Mongolia

The Green Gold Animal Health Project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation developed the “Responsible Nomads” Code of practices for sustainable livestock production and a digital traceability system, based on the project's best practices for facilitating responsible and sustainable rangeland management among domestic partners.

The Responsible Nomads code of practices has been implemented in several soums since 2017, and its traceability system is being tested with products from herder households in various soums and aimags with healthy rangelands: milk, meat, cashmere, yak wool, and baby camel wool. It is designed to validate and certify the quality and distinct properties of products originating from livestock raised on healthy, natural rangelands in the nomadic way of livestock herding.

In February 2021, the Responsible Nomads code of practices was approved by the Mongolian Agency for Standardization and Metrology (MASM) as a national standard for nomadic livestock production.