Released Crop Varieties

MAF-SoL has been testing new varieties of staple food crops since 2000. Through the program, MAF has released 18 crop varieties, all with significant to remarkable improvements to yield. The most recent release was in April 2016.

Quick links:

Ai-Luka 1 (cassava) • Ai-Luka 2 (cassava) • Ai-Luka 4 (cassava) • Hohrae 1 (sweet potato) • Hohrae 2 (sweet potato) • Hohrae 3 (sweet potato) • Darasula-CIP (sweet potato) • Sia-LT (sweet potato) • Nakroma (rice) • Nakroma 1 (rice) • Noi Mutin (maize) • Sele (maize) • Suwan 5 (maize) • Utamua (peanut) • Felixa-RW (Kidney bean)• Ululefa-RW (Kidney bean) • Lakateu-AV (Mung bean) • Kiukae-AV (Mung bean) 

All officially released varieties have been assessed against a number of criteria, not only for improved yield and agronomic adaptability but also for their social, environmental and gender impacts. Research is ongoing into further improved varieties of kidney beans, rice and maize.

View brochures for all varieties in English or Tetun (1.3Mb) or access brochures for each variety below.

MAF Released Varieties

Ai-luka 1CA109 cassava

 Crop: Cassava
 Origin: Thailand
 Release Date: 2014
 Brochure: English / Tetun
 Properties:
  • 43% yield advantage!
  • Bitter variety
  • Large tubers
  • Can be dried, turned into chips and stored for starch production
 Nutrition:
  • High in starch (providing calories)

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Ai-luka 2ai_luka_2

 Crop: Cassava
 Origin: Malang, Indonesia
 Release Date: 2008
 Brochure: English / Tetun
 Properties:
  • 15% yield advantage!
  • Timorese enjoy the taste of the tubors and leaves
  • Broad adaption
  • Withstands drought and poor soil conditions
  • Surplus tubers can be used for livestock
 Nutrition:
  • High in starch (providing calories)
  • Leaves contain high levels of minerals

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Ai-luka 4peanut_website_varieties-1-2

 Crop: Cassava
 Origin: Malang, Indonesia
 Release Date: 2008
 Brochure: English / Tetun
 Properties:
  • 46% yield advantage!
  • Timorese enjoy the taste
  • Broad adaption
  • Withstands drought and poor soil conditions
  • Surplus tubers can be used for livestock
 Nutrition:
  • High in starch (providing calories)

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Hohrae 1

Hohrae 1-3

 Crop: White-fleshed sweet potato
 Origin: International Potato Centre, Bogor, Indonesia
 Release Date: 2007
 Brochure: English / Tetun
 Properties:
  • 102% yield advantage!
  • Timorese enjoy the taste
  • Grows well in most soils
 Nutrition:
  • Rich in complex carbohydrates

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Hohrae 2hohrae_2

 Crop: Cream-fleshed sweet potato
 Origin: International Potato Centre Bogor, Indonesia
 Release Date: 2007
 Brochure: English / Tetun
 Properties:
  • 91% yield advantage!
  • Timorese enjoy the taste
  • Grows well in most soils
 Nutrition:
  • Rich in complex carbohydrates

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Hohrae 3peanut_website_varieties-2

 Crop: Orange-fleshed sweet potato
 Origin: International Potato Centre Bogor, Indonesia
 Release Date: 2007
 Brochure: English / Tetun
 Properties:
  • 131% yield advantage!
  • Timorese enjoy the taste; it’s a favourite!
  • Grows well in most soils
  • Edible leaves, shoots and tubers
 Nutrition:
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in Beta-carotine
  • Rich in complex carbohydrates

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Darasula-CIP

Crop Orange fleshed Sweet Potato

Origin

Name

CIP (Centro International da la Papa) , Bogor

CIP440001

Other releases Sth. Carolina, USA: Resisto
Release date: April 2016
Properties:
  • 119% yield advantage over local
  • Short season (Harvest after 4 months)
  • Grows well at all elevations.
  • Crumbly texture when cooked, great with coffee
Nutrition
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in Beta-carotine
  • Rich in complex carbohydrates

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Nakromawebsite_varieties-1-3

 Crop: Rice
 Origin: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines
 Release Date: 2007
 Brochure: English / Tetun
 Properties:
  • 24% yield advantage!
  • Timorese enjoy the taste; farmers actively share the seed amongst themselves
  • High production rate
  • Good resistance to diseases
  • Good grain size
  • Short plant height combined with long heads
  • High grainproduction
 Nutrition:
  • High in starch (providing calories)

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Nakroma 1

 Crop Rice
 Origin: Philippine Rice Seed Board
 Original name: NSIC Rc128
 Other names  Philippines: Mabango
 Properties:
  • 27% yield advantage!
  • Shorter season than Nakroma
  • Aromatic variety, quite fragrant
  • Good resistance to diseases
  • Good grain size
  • Short plant height combined with long heads
  • Even maturity
 Nutrition:
  •  High in starch (providing calories)
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Noi Mutinwebsite_varieties-1-4

 Crop: Maize (white)
 Origin: Philippines
 Release Date: 2012
 Brochure: English / Tetun
 Properties:
  • 46% yield advantage!
  • Timorese enjoy the taste; is sweet when cooked
  • Good pounding properties
  • High resistance to strong winds and low rainfall
  • Moderate resistance to weevils
  • Produces large cobs
 Nutrition:
  • High levels of starch (providing calories)
  • Small amount of protein

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SeleMung bean and cassava taste testing at Loes Research Station.

 Crop: Maize (yellow)
 Origin: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), India
 Release Date: 2007
 Brochure: English / Tetun
 Properties:
  • 50% yield advantage
  • Timorese enjoy the taste
  • Good pounding properties
  • High resistance to strong winds and heavy rainfall
  • Produces large cobs
 Nutrition:
  • Sufficient level of Beta-carotene
  • Sufficient level of vitamin A

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Suwan 5website_varieties-1-2

 Crop: Maize (yellow)
 Origin: Thailand
 Release Date: 2007
 Properties:
  • 50% yield advantage
  • Timorese enjoy the taste
  • Good pounding properties
  • High resistance to strong winds and heavy rainfall
  • Produces large cobs
 Nutrition:
  • Sufficient level of Beta-carotene
  • Sufficient level of vitamin A

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UtamuaPeanut farmer in Natabora.

 Crop: Peanut (Spanish bunch)
 Origin: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India
 Release Date: 2007
 Brochure English / Tetun
 Properties:
  • 47% yield advantage
  • Timorese enjoy the taste
  • Stable growing capabilities
  • Large seed production
  • Tolerant to late leaf blight
 Nutrition:
  • Rich source of fatty acids
  • High in vitamins E and B-6
  • High in dietary fibre
  • High in essential proteins and amino acids

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Lakateu-AV

Crop: Mung Bean
     Mung bean and cassava taste testing at Loes Research Station.

Orgin:

Name:

 AVRDC

VC 1973 A

Other releases
  •  Australia: Delta
Release date March 2016
Properties:
  •  30% higher yield
  • Shiny seed coat
  • Shattering tolerant
  • Synchrynous flowering
  • Harvest only once
  • Flower 35 days after planting
  • Matures 58 days after planting
 Nutrition:
  • Excellent sprouting variety
  • Good protein levels (23%)

Kiuke-AV

Crop  Mung Bean

 Origin

name

 AVRDC

VC2754

 Other releases  Indonesia Merpati
Properties
  • 29% higher yield
  • Dull seed coat
  • Shattering tolerant
  • Synchrynous flowering
  • Harvest once, maybe twice
  • Flower 35 days after planting
  • Matures 58 days after planting
Nutrrition
  • Excellent cooking variety
  • Good protein levels (23%)

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