Dairy Enhancement in Sri Lanka's Eastern Province

Enhancing dairy production and community relations in Sri Lanka through inclusive business models.

Dairy Enhancement in Eastern Province

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.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Land O'Lakes International Development

    Development Consulting, Service Providers
    Staff size: 251-500

    Land O'Lakes International Development is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping communities around the world build economies by strengthening agriculture from...

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Key Information

LocationSouth Asia, Sri Lanka
  • Start Date 2009
  • End Date 2012
  • ValueUSD 10.1 Million