World Reidneer Herders visit to the Yamal Polar Agroeconomic Technicum

November 29, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlog
2nd year student Pavel Vanuito and WRH general secretary Anders Oskal after the EALLU seminar

On November 27,  the Arctic Council EALLU international seminar on “Food Culture, Innovation and Traditional Knowledge” was held at the Yamal Polar Agroeconomic Technical School (YAPAT). This was not the first time that the Association of  World Reindeer Herders (WRH) has been here. Mikhail Pogodaev, Anders Oskal, Sergey Kharyuchi, Inger Anita Smuk and Nechey Serotetto gave presentations to YAPAT students about world reindeer husbandry, the projects implemented by WRH together with the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, about the upcoming project on the Northern sea ​​route and access to the market.

  ICR chair of the Board and reindeer herder Inger Anita Smuk told students about the difficulties faced by the reindeer herders in the industrial slaughtering of reindeer, when 60% of the total reindeer goes to waste. This significant percentage includes products such as most of the intestines, head, hooves, etc. Moreover, in traditional culture all these products can be used and eaten.

Association of World Reindeer Herders in Salekhard

After listening to interesting presentations, students of the technical school organized a tour of the classrooms, where they showed on the map where and when reindeer are grazed in Yamal, which pastures are restored better, and which lose their forage properties. A second-year student in the specialty “Veterinary” Pavel Vanuito told how laboratory tests are conducted and demonstrated on simulators how to treat and heal animals. Students also presented national sports, such as wrestling, throwing a lasso, etc. At the end of the meeting, the guests had tea and treats in the lavvu, next to the technical school. Students sang songs in the Nenets language. Students and teachers received certificates and scientific books Diedut from WRH, and also agreed to continue cooperation and future joint events.

Source of the video: Yamal-region
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