|Visitors from the Balochistan province in Pakistan|
A group of fifteen men and women from the Balochistan province in Pakistan have improved their farming practises and learnt new skills to take back to their communities after a visit to Cooma, Australia.
Funded by United States aid organisation USAID and led by international marketing specialist with the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the UN, Grant Vinning, the aim was to learn how to improve the welfare of the sheep, the wool quality and turn the wool from basically a waste product to a value-added product.
The ladies spent three days at Ashford Australia's Past Times with Rewa Nolan and members of the Monaro Fibre Artists Group. "We were delighted how quickly they picked up the new skills and I am very excited that they plan to take these skills back to Pakistan and teach other women." said Rewa.