Improving Economies for Stronger Communities (IESC)
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The USDA Food for Progress-funded Market-Oriented Dairy catalyzes sustainable growth in Sri Lanka’s dairy sector. It supports farmers and other related enterprises to meet increased demand for fresh milk and dairy.
IESC takes a market-driven approach to growing Sri Lanka’s dairy sector. The program activities respond to sector needs and leverage market opportunities.
The program improves the availability of quality products and services—such as feed or artificial insemination—for dairy farmers. We introduce and train on best practices in dairy farm management and improve quality standards and sanitary practices on the farm, at collection, and during transport.
Market-Oriented Dairy also connects buyers, sellers, suppliers, and service providers, along the dairy value chain with up-to-date information and communication technology platforms, including a mobile app that quickly matches people with dairy goods and services in their area.
On this program, IESC leverages its database of highly skilled volunteer experts to provide targeted, demand-driven assistance to dairy entrepreneurs.
Funder: USDA Food for Progress
Project Duration: 2017-2024
Award: $27.6 million