Innovation IdeaBoard

English සිංහල தமிழ்
Sasith
0
0

Small Scale Dairy Farmer Managment

Sri Lankan is 40% self-sufficient in Milk and yet there is a lot of way to go. There are more than 182000 farmers who engages in dairy industry in Sri Lanka and among that 99 % of them are smallholders. In order to increase their participation and productivity, we can use smart app based solutions in order to provide guidance and support needed for them. There is a huge crowd of youth who are studying animal science including myself in Sri Lankan universities who are ready to help. Also using IoT technologies their performances can be measured and little lower cost technological solutions can be introduced to them.

hashenwaas@gmail.com
0
0

Your Idea seems very interesting. However, what you have described doesn't sound very feasible as many of these small scale farmers are alien to modern technology, especially in rural areas. I would therefore like to suggest a series of workshops with a selective aim where the farmers can be informed of their available options and avoid subsequent exploitation. Furthermore you may also help bring together this scattered community across many different areas to share their experiences and thoughts as well to increase engagement.

Vajira
0
0

Very interesting statistic. Considering the fact that Sri Lankans tend to use milk powder in place of fresh milk, I am wondering if packaging, sales, distribution, etc. is a bigger problem. If the demand becomes greater for the small scale producers, participation and productivity can organically increase. Also, new small-scale industries such as butter and cheese can be introduced to increase demand.

Change Post Action!