Mongolia and India to cooperate in milk industryEconomy | Agriculture
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Light Industry Z.Mendsaikhan had discussions with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Mongolia Mohinder Pratap Singh, who attended the March 1 extended meeting of the Ministry of Food Agriculture and Light Industry and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations at invitation, about implementing a joint project on dairy farming development, putting greater emphasis on nutritional values of foodstuffs, and developing digital agriculture.
Being the country with the highest milk and dairy production in the world, India has much experience in the industry. Mongolia, on the other hand, has yet to fully leverage its abundant milk resources. Therefore, the countries agreed to cooperate on the greatly significant long-term beneficial project on milk industry development.
As supporting public health through the supply of nutritious food is a key goal for MoFALI, during the meeting, a proposal for the implementation of Milk Every Day project was also made in light of the ample opportunity for the country with rich dairy resources to increase elementary students’ dairy milk intake through the student lunch program.