This alliance aims to increase milk production and provide new markets for local farmers, therefore increasing their incomes and helping to strengthen their families and communities. To achieve this goal, the project focused on three program components: increasing the quantity and quality of raw milk through targeted training and technical assistance; establishing milk chilling center (MCCs) cooperatives that were linked to a network of milk producer groups (MPGs); and establishing modern dairy processing facilities within Eastern Province. As much as possible, the program also sought to rebuild trust across formerly isolated groups – Muslim, Tamil and Sinhalese– through the creation of inclusive, democratically operated cooperative structures, while working to minimize economic imbalances in the region.
|Location||South Asia, Sri Lanka|
|Value||USD 10.1 Million|