U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded IESC new funding to strengthen and grow the dairy sector in Sri Lanka. Dairy is the most critical livestock sub-sector in Sri Lanka. This is due to growing demand for fresh milk and milk products and the sector’s potential to grow the rural economy.
Guido Morel’s Chinese eggplant and Indian Bitter melon grow amid rows of vibrant yellow marigolds and sunflowers on his farm in the heart of oriental vegetable production in the Dominican Republic. Other farmers in the region know about Guido and his eggplant. The harvest he recently delivered to an exporter’s packinghouse was categorized as “gold”—in other words, blemish-free and uniform in shape.
IESC has released its first formal annual report since 2009. The years separating these two reports represent a significant period of transformation for IESC.