Training of #herders is the foundation of our standard. Our direct training and certification of farms & herder organisations is one way the SFA stands out from other #cashmere #certification standards. We engage with herders directly to educate & ensure continuous improvement.
Mongolian goats enjoy some of the greatest freedom to express normal behaviour. “The prosperity of herders follows the prosperity of their herd. If you succeed to love the herd, the herd will repay with love”, Altansukh T, Bayan Tol Cooperative. #nomad #Mongolia #animalwelfare
Although sand storms are naturally occurring, degrading grasslands are making them more frequent & severe. Committing to sourcing sustainably produced #cashmere helps combat #desertification & protect the integrity of grasslands in China/Mongolia. #combatdesertification #wdcd
Our Young Herder Program with @Johnsotns_Elgin will see 1000+ children in 15 schools in #Mongolia attend classes on traditional pastoral knowledge, wildlife, weather & more. The program's website -Kharaatsai- was developed with the help of local partners. #nextgeneration #herders