Sri Lanka’s Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage said in Parliament this week the government is aiming to make the country self-sufficient in liquid milk, and that this would be achieved within the next four years.
In Sri Lanka, Nestlé has facilitated the first commercial silage enterprise in the North Western Province, to help dairy farmers in the region have uninterrupted access to feed and improve the quality and supply of local milk.
Not enough joined-up thinking has gone into the island’s dairy plan, says Singaporean entrepreneur
Sri Lanka is only currently producing about 30% of the milk it is capable of, according to a Singaporean entrepreneur who is desperate to increase this figure and turn what is largely subsistence farming into a viable industry.
Fonterra has resumed operations in Sri Lanka, less than a week after it closed its head office and Biyagama processing plants in response to growing anger amongst consumers about the safety and marketing of its products.
Fonterra has temporarily suspended operations in Sri Lanka in response to growing anger amongst consumers about the safety and marketing of the company's products, which culminated in protests outside Fonterra Brands Lanka’s head office yesterday.
Fonterra has rubbished reports that four Sri Lanka-based executives have been summoned to face contempt of court charges over the company's alleged failure to comply with a ban on the sale and advertising of its milk products in the country.
Fonterra has challenged the accuracy of Sri Lankan tests for agricultural chemical, dicyandiamide (DCD), after it was ordered to pull two batches of apparently contaminated milk powder from shelves in the country.
Nestlé says its latest investment in a UHT milk factory in Sri Lanka will have a positive “ripple effect” on suppliers and farmers in the country, and lend it the ability to extend its product offering to consumers.