In Sri Lanka, we're focusing on enriching livelihoods in dairying communities through sustainable long-term initiatives. This work is aligned to our purpose of creating a healthier and happier nation.
For 20 years we've been working to help uplift the local dairy industry and in 2014 launched our pioneering dairy development programme. Through this programme, we have worked towards providing sustainable solutions covering local processing and infrastructure upgrades, farmer training and development and grass roots community initiatives.
Our efforts were nationally recognised at the Chamber of Commerce Best Corporate Citizen Awards in 2016.
Our network of expert-trained Supplier Relationship Officers (SROs) are committed to working with our farmers to increase milk collection, improve milk quality and lift incomes.
Opened in February 2016, our Rs. 117 million demonstration and training farm is the first and only major private-sector funded training facility for dairy farming in Sri Lanka.
We have already trained over 6,000 farmers, university students and industry personnel. More than 500 industry leaders have visited, exchanged knowledge or attended training programmes here.