Small holder dairy farmers form the backbone of the dairy industry, contributing to 90% of Sri Lanka’s local milk supply. Organised knowledge-sharing, training, a sustainable business model and the transfer of deep dairy expertise can help upskill these farmers and lift their dairy farm performance and income.
With this purpose in mind, Managing Director of Fonterra Brands Lanka and Indian Sub-Continent Ms. Vidya Sivaraja recently initiated the Dairy Discussion Group series with a group of farmers in Bingiriya, Kurunegala together with Fonterra’s Supplier Relationship Officers (SROs).
“Good insights come from the grass root – and through our Dairy Discussion Group series which we initiated in July, we have looked into the various challenges faced by our hard-working dairy farmers. Such consultations have been valuable in co-creating solutions to help improve milk quality and yield. The solutions we are implementing are in line with the imperatives called out by the Presidential Task Force for Economic Revival and Poverty Eradication.”