Who we are

"Mongolian National Federation of Pasture User Groups of Herders" Union (MNFPUG)

“Mongolian National Federation of Pasture User Groups of Herders” Union (MNFPUG), notably is the most important Social Stakeholder of the Mongolian Cashmere Sector.

MNFPUG’s unique knowhow comes from a nineteen (!) years long work, thanks to Aid grants financed by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) in Mongolia, and the support of the European Union’s DEVCO and Switch Asia Aid programs.

MNFPUG’s strategic Social role has been endorsed by the US Government and USAID, and officialized in 2021 by both the Italian and the Mongolian Governments in a written bilateral agreement.

MNFPUG and its Institutional Partners, work with the end-to-end Cashmere Fiber Supply Chain, connecting Nomadic Herder Cooperatives to Fashion indutry Luxury Brands and Retailers, allowing Rural Households to be paid a “Fair-Trade” price for their Sustainable production, whilst also ensuring to End-consumers the possibility to trace and verify from the very origin MNFPUG’s Sustainable Cashmere’s claims and story telling.

Main areas of activities

Participatory Pastor User Groups (PUGs) based Rangeland Management.


Ecological capacity based and participatory Rangeland Health assessment, monitoring and reporting, estimation of carrying capacity, impacts of improved grazing management, estimating Greenhouse Gas sequestration and CO2 emissions of Mongolian fragile Steppe grasslands.


Formulation, discussion, adoption, implementation and monitoring of locally embedded Rangeland Management Regulations, according to "Responsible Nomads" Code of Best Herding Practice.