During a recent meeting with Minister of Food and Agriculture P.Sergelen, Taiwan’s Deputy Minister proposed importing large amounts of sea buckthorn from Mongolia. Minister P.Sergelen highlighted that the amount proposed for import is greater than the amount Mongolian exporters could currently supply.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture recently started the four-year Sea Buckthorn Project. Small and medium-sized enterprises cultivating sea buckthorn will have prioritized access to SME loans in an effort to decrease poverty and to create jobs.
A feasibility study on the export of sea buckthorn cultivated in Uvs Province has been carried out by a French firm, and steps to begin exports to Europe are already underway. A number of businesses are already exporting small amounts of sea buckthorn oil to Japan and the USA.
The Ministry reports that they have received a proposal to organize an international conference on the cultivation of sea buckthorn in 2017.