Monday, May 25, 2009

The e-Dairy System - How the System Works

Concept created by Mr.Sunil Rodrigo - Senior Dairy Technologist and Industrial Engineer

Initial discussion to implement the e-dairy system for Western Province

The North Western Province - Department of Animal Production and Health, had the discussion on e-dairy system to improve the zonal animal production and health. The discussion chaired by Dr.(Mrs) S.D.K.Herath - Provincial Director - Department of Animal Production and Health , North Western Province, held on 22-05-2009 at Dambadeniya Development Foundation. Dr.Nimal Jayaweera - District Veterinary Surgeon - Kurunegala , was addressed the issues which impact on the dairy field in future. The Veterinary officials of North Western Province were participated and expressed their views on that day.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Usage of Mobile Technology Dairy Development in Sri Lanka

Nestle farmers - a group of farmers, those who sell their raw milk to Nestle Company, from Dambadeniya experiencing the validity of mobile technology and it strength. The farmers are expecting atleast 10% of growth (without any additional investment) before end of this year.

Touch Screen usability

The farmers those who haven't the mobile phone accessibility, using the touch screen panel to send a message (SMS) to the Veterinary Surgeon/Livesstock Development Instructor / AI Technician, for their requirements. The touch screen was installed at the Milk purchasing centre , where farmers will be visiting daily.

The e-dairy system advanced for University Of Colombo

The e-dairy intervention has been reached its highest innovative ICT application in Sri Lanka. This system taken up as a industrial innovation of using Information technology for the development of dairy industry. The research team University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) inspected the system and stated "This system opened our eyes how communities can involve in the development of this country through ICT" The team was led by Mr.H.W.H.Premachndra and Mr.U.D.U.Indika - the Instructors of UCSC, under the guidance of w.Chaminda Priyashantha and Mrs.Girty Gamage - Co-ordinator External Degree Centre - UCSC

ICT Training Program for Veterinary Officers

The Veterinary officers of Narammala and Alawwa, have commenced the training of ICT , for their day-today activities. The Dambadeniya ICT Centre is providing the interactive training with high quality. The training of "ICT4VET" commenced at Dambadeniya Development Foundation in order to fulfill the requirement of accessing e-dairy system.

Participant - Training Program - 1

Dr.S.S.W.B.M.K.K. Pusella - Veterinary Surgeon

Mrs.Chandra S.Kumari – LDI

Mr.Gamini Senevirathne – LDI

Mr.K.Gunaasa – LDI

Mrs.Amara Kulasinghe – LDI

Mrs.Sandya Kanthi Gunawardena – LDI

Mr.Bandara Basnayaka - LDI