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(Tetum) Taste-testing field days are valuable opportunities for MAF-SoL to find out the tastes and preferences of Timor-Leste’s farming communities; varieties on trial are either released, undergoing on-farm demonstration trials (OFDTs) or are in preliminary research stages.

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(Tetum) Farmers wanting to plant the improved sweet potato varieties Hohrae 1, 2 and 3 will now be able to access quality cuttings from over 60 production centres across all 13 districts of Timor-Leste.

Seeds of Life (SoL) in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) has established the centres to reduce the time and distance that cuttings need to travel before reaching farmers. (more…)

(Tetum) As an Australian Aid co-funded project, MAF-SoL ranks work health and safety (WHS) as a top priority.

The program proactively develops strategies to eliminate and manage risks to staff, program recipients and the greater Timorese community, and aims to work toward an Australian standard of risk reduction. (more…)

(Tetum) Seeds of Life has successfully identified the locations of 63 old weather stations as part of its ongoing work to track down historical climate data and make it readily available.

The discovery means MAF-SoL can now make comparisons between the historical and current climate across the country to further inform other research and planning work.  (more…)

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