|1. Locally adapted risk assessment methodology designed and tested among local institutions and herding households, and available for replication in other counties after project completion.|
|2. Annual over-winter risk management plans for the pilot villages and counties developed, and consolidated into a pastoral risk management agenda for Qinghai Province available by September 2004; Technical capacities for pastoral risk management and coordination mechanism of township, county and prefecture levels improved.|
|3. Herders' economic co-operative associations for self-assistance established and operational in two pilot villages.|
4. Improved winter preparation and risk prevention capacities within pilot villages institutionalized and implemented including:
- Rangeland improvement measures;
- Increased forage production and storage in herders' households;
- Methods and mechanisms developed for adjustment of herd and flock structures before winter;
- Veterinary stations equipped and staff trained to regularly monitor and treat livestock against parasitic and epidemic diseases.
|5. Risk warning system for herders developed.|
|6. Training programme to increase stakeholder capabilities and skills in risk prevention and management.|
The project outputs were translated into one pastoral risk management strategy for Qinghai. The proposed strategy was submitted for implementation to provincial and lower levels of government - prefectures, counties, townships – and should be endorsed by herder co-operative groups where they exist or are being formed.