A Study on Value Chain Analysis in Dairy Sector Kilinochchi District, Sri Lanka

Achchuthan, Sivapalan; Kajananthan, Rajendran
October 2012
Global Journal of Management & Business Research;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 21, p1
Academic Journal
Value chain analysis is essential to an understanding of markets, their relationships, the Participation of different actors, and the critical constraints that limit the growth of livestock production and consequently the competitiveness of smallholder farmers. These farmers currently receive only a small fraction of the ultimate value of their output, even if, in theory, risk and rewards should be shared down the chain. Objective : Main objective of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the value chain in the karachchi division, Kilinochchi district. And environs with a view to achieving the following broad output, to identify the key value chain actors in the dairy sector; to find out key factors influencing on value chain analysis for dairy sector; to discover the strengths and weakness of each value chain actors; to discover the suggest the value chain actors to strengthening the dairy sector in accordance with benefits of socio and economic point of view. Methodology : Qualitative study, especially field interview method has been utilized to get the valuable information from value chain actors as input suppliers, individual farmers, and milk bulking, processing & marketing actors in the dairy sector. Conclusion : Kilinochchi district is considered as feasible place to dairy farming, but unfortunately people in this district have to face financial difficulties. And also they don't have the educational background to plan the dairy farming in the large scale; further co-op society in the karachchi division has not enough technological facilities to preserve the pure milk. And also they don't have the value added strategies like milk toffee, ice cream, yoghurt in the large scale. Due to that government and nongovernment organizations should focus their activities toward dairy farming.


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