On June 13, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung attended the signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Sri Lankan Department of Agriculture, for a $27 million project that aims to double the milk production of Sri Lankan dairy farmers participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Food for Progress” initiative.
In close partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka, the project began in late 2017 and…read more
“And it’s because of today’s challenges that initiatives like Food for Progress and Market-Oriented Dairy Project especially give value to our work: to do our part to help the people of Sri Lanka, whether schoolchildren or dairy farmers. I know our colleagues from the International Executive Service Corps (IESC) have been working tirelessly to improve the livelihood of dairy farmers throughout Sri Lanka, and our colleagues from the U.S….read more
To help prevent the spread and control the risks associated with African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Dominican Republic, IESC’s USDA-funded Trade Safe (TraSa) Project team and core-partner Purdue University collaborated with Dominican veterinarians to develop BioPorc-RD, an online tool that enables pig farmers to assess the level of risk on their farms. In addition to the self-assessment, BioPorc-RD educates farmers on various biosecurity…read more
See the news clip by Ada Derana for more information on this exciting initiative by the EU- and USAID-funded Tourism Resilience Project, implemented by IESC in Sri Lanka.read more
The Heritage Trails project identifies a collection of destination-based walking trails across the island starting with a more than 300-kilometer walking path traversing the hills of Sri Lanka. The interconnecting trail network will be the first of a series of walking trails that allow visitors to discover the varying terrain, history, culture, food and local community by foot, in short sections or as part of a multi-day experience.
The U. S. government’s Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a free online mentoring platform today to connect emerging entrepreneurs with experienced business experts. The platform, available to the public at www.yes.youlead.lk, connects aspiring entrepreneurs across Sri Lanka with more than 100 experienced business leaders and subject matter experts to help them navigate unprecedented challenges and support the long-term…read more