Woman Mongolian Herder

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Woman herder in Mongolia
The photo depicts lifestyle of a herder group in Must soum: making yougurt, dried curds, milking a yak. Image: Eskinder-Debebe/UN Photo

UNDP aids Mongolian women  herders.

(WNN) MONGOLIA: A herder woman milks her yaks in Must, Khovd Province, Mongolia. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to empower herder groups in Must — many now develop their own land-use plans, conservation maps and sustainable practices for water, forest and pasture management. These new methods improve the herders’ livelihoods while protecting the biodiversity of the region.


30 July 2009
Must, Mongolia
Image: Eskinder-Debebe/UN Photo
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