USDA Market-Oriented Dairy project assists more than 15,000 Sri Lankan farmers
US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Alaina B. Teplitz recently met dairy farmers benefiting from a Rs. 2.2 billion program ($14.1 million) – ‘Market-Oriented Dairy’. The project is estimated to increase milk production by 94 percent by 2022 and will help make Sri Lanka’s dairy production – and the livelihood of thousands of dairy farmers – more sustainable and profitable. “Farmers are the backbone of the economy and this project helps the country meet its goal of reaching self-sufficiency in dairy products,” said Ambassador Teplitz.