Since 2015, the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry have been successfully implementing the ProValue project to support the sea buckthorn value chain in Uvs aimag. The project aims to create new local jobs and additional income through increasing productivity and raising quality in sea buckthorn cultivation as well as through developing high-value products for end-consumers.
The EU-funded "Trade Related Assistance for Mongolia " (TRAM) project began in 2018 to diversify the Mongolian economy, strengthen the production of value-added non-mining products, support the export of Mongolian goods to international markets, and build the capacity of public and private sectors.
At the initiative of MNCCI these two projects are working on the foundation for strengthening export-oriented sea buckthorn clusters in Ulaanbaatar and Uvs aimags. It aims to further develop the sea buckthorn industry and introduce it to foreign consumers, and expand stakeholder cooperation for it.
More than 100 people attended the sea buckthorn cluster forum representing companies, state organizations as well as international development partners. They discussed the government's policy in the berries sector, the export status of sea buckthorn products and export possibilities of Mongolian sea buckthorn products to the EU.