Promoting Farming Enterprises in Diary Production (PROFEED) Project is jointly implemented with Vision Fund Lanka - the microfinance arm of World Vision Lanka – and promotes sustainable dairy farming practices.
Farmers are trained in market-oriented dairy farming, entrepreneurship, business development, financial management and legal formalities as well as technical dairy management expertise. Since this project helps farmers build linkages with microfinance schemes farmers are given new opportunities to expand their businesses.
The Project also helps establish producer groups and ensures the smooth functioning of Farmer-Managed Milk Societies. The producer groups work together to increase their efficiency, quality of the milk and milk volume. As a result, they have switched from using plastic bottles to milk cans to carry milk. They have even insured their cattle with SANASA Insurance.
Farmers say that they are able to educate their children and possess more investing and purchasing power.