May 9, 2018
Since 2017 JICA has been implementing Forest Project and Ak-Suu Forestry Enterprise, a community-based organization (CBO) "Tokoi Too Ak-Suu" began to produce jams from forest products such as sea-buckthorn, pine cones, barberry, rhubarb, red viburnum, and rowan. The jams were made from ecologically clean raw materials and had a good reputation among consumers. The CBO received a declaration of conformity with the Customs Union of EEU (Eurasian Economic Union) for the jams of sea-buckthorn, barberry, and pine cones.
The project provided technical assistance to the CBO. Trainings on business planning, marketing, and food safety were conducted for the members of the CBO. In 2018, the project continues to help the CBO to improve its business management skill. On April 4-5, 2018 training on accounting for processing business was conducted with the assistance of an experienced trainer of the KRJC for Human Development. In this training, the CBO members received theoretical and practical knowledge of basic accounting, and they learned how to compile accounting entries and reporting.
The representatives of the jamaat shared: "The training was very informative and all this knowledge is necessary so that we can successfully and sustainably work in business on the processing of forest sub-products."
Harvesting of forest berries.
Pine corn jam.
During the training.