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The United States Department of Agriculture has given its consent to allocate financial assistance for the implementation of a market – oriented milk production project in Sri Lanka.

The project will be implemented with the objective of utilizing the esteemed standard for enhancing the productivity of milk producers and the quality of their production.

In addition, the United States Department of Agriculture has agreed to provide necessary funds up to the month of September 2024 in relation to this project.

It has also been planned to conduct continuous capacity building programmes for 38 Government and private sector milk producers to enhance their capacity.

Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers has approved the resolution submitted by the Minister of Agriculture for entering into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the United States Department of Agriculture and Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Agriculture to implement the proposed project.