(Tetum) Seeds of Life has been active in Timor-Leste since the year 2000 and has collaborated with many governmental and non-governmental development stakeholders over 15 years . The report Collaborative Effort assessed the types of collaboration the program engaged in and the impact of such collaboration. 

Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 8.43.22 AMThe report highlights seven main inter-linked achievements and the collaboration employed to achieve them. These achievements are: (i) institutional development support and strengthening of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries; (ii) testing, production and distribution of improved food crop varieties; (iii) development of a National Seed Policy for Timor-Leste; (iv) establishment of a National Seed System; (v) establishment of Community Seed Production Groups, Commercial Seed Producers and linkages; (vii) food crop and seed storage; and (viii) optimizing information for collaborative use.

The general impression emerging from the assessment is that the Seeds of Life program’s collaboration was very much appreciated by program partners; that Seeds of Life often interacted pro-actively with other stakeholders; and the program was very approachable and willing to share inputs and knowledge wherever it could. The collaborative attitude contributed substantially to the success and impact of Seeds of Life and other stakeholders.

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