(Tetun) Subsistence farming in the tough agricultural conditions of Timor-Leste is a slog. Let alone if you are a poor family in a remote area with only a small plot of land to farm and limited access to an extension officer.

That’s why MAF-SoL has created an initiative to help the less fortunate get access to improved varieties of staple crops that have been released by MAF. (more…)

(Tetun) In the period July 2013 to June 2014, around 41,000 farmers – on average 33% of all foodcrop farmers in Timor-Leste – were growing one or more MAF-released varieties, a recent Seeds of Life survey has found.

Results were drawn from interviews in August and September 2014 with 702 foodcrop farmers in 60 sucos across all 13 districts as part of the MAF-SoL Adoption Survey. (more…)