Whenever I read these kind of articles, I remember Gandhian economics. He always emphasized on the optimum use of local resources. This way he wanted to stop the migration from villages to cities. When I read and listen that Gandhian model is outdated in the era of global economy, I want to write innumerable posts citing example from all over the globe how this model is a resounding success.
Read this wonderful story about a ethnic Tibetian community making Yak cheese in China with the help of US dairy experts so that they don’t have to migrate to cities to look for work.
Everyone involved in the project is confident that there is a market for local cheese that can be blended into Chinese and Tibetan dishes.
Despite the factory’s modest setting, there is a strong emphasis on hygiene and keeping the milk clean.
“If you’ve got a good product, you will have a market. But you’ve got to ensure good sanitation,” said Marie So, CEO of Ventures in Development.
The cheese makers plan to install electric stoves, when the power is finally on. This would double their capacity, currently 20 kilos a day.
They are also investigating yak fibre as a secondary cash product, hoping that where there’s a wool, there’s a way.