Milk Industry in Sri Lanka

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Improved Market Access and Smallholder Dairy Farmer Participation for Sustainable Dairy Development.

Lessons Learned Sri Lanka

N.F.C. RANAWEERA
November 2007

Table of contents

LIST OF TABLES...................................................................................................................................... 2 Chapter 1.0 Background......................................................................................................................... 3 Chapter 2.0 Situation Analysis .............................................................................................................. 3 2.1 Production areas ............................................................................................................................. 5 2.1.1 Cattle......................................................................................................................................... 6 2.2 Location and scale of livestock operations ..................................................................................... 6 2.3 Marketing ......................................................................................................................................... 7 2.3.2 Marketing Institutions ............................................................................................................... 7 2.4 Milk Price ......................................................................................................................................... 9 Chapter 3.0 Smallholder Dairy Farmers......................................................................................... 10 Present survey ....................................................................................................................................... 12 Chapter 4.0 Key constraints to development .................................................................................... 15 4.1 Constraints to Future Development of the Dairy Sector .............................................................. 16 4.1.1 Stock Availability..................................................................................................................... 16 4.1.2 Animal health management ................................................................................................... 16 4.1.3 Land availability ...................................................................................................................... 17 4.1.4 Farmer Knowledge and Skills ................................................................................................ 17 4.1.5 Extension System Limitations................................................................................................ 18 Chapter 5.0 Dairy Strategy Prospects ................................................................................................ 18 5.1 Problem Analysis and Constraints................................................................................................ 18 6.0 Future Strategies ........................................................................................................................... 21

Lessons Learned Study – Sri Lanka

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1.0 Table 2.0 Table 3.0 Table 4.0 Table 5.0 Table 6.0 Production and Availability of Milk 1998 – 2005 Milk Production Zones in Sri Lanka Number of Neat Cattle Main Dairy Production Systems In Sri Lanka. Cattle and Buffalo Systems: Topography, Climate and Animal Types Average Cost of Milk Production and Producer Price, 2006 (Rs./Lit.)

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Lessons Learned Study – Sri Lanka

Improved Market Access and Smallholder Dairy Farmer Participation for Sustainable Dairy Development Lessons learned1 Sri Lanka N.F.C.RANAWEERA2 Chapter 1.0 Background 1. The dairy industry has a potential in contributing to the development the economy of Sri Lanka. Milk production has...
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