(Tetum) MAF-SoL has been researching the positive impacts of growing Lehe, velvet bean in English, in cornfields to improve soil fertility.  Lehe is a legume that fixes nitrogen in the soil, increases organic matter and creates a mulch cover that smothers weeds. (more…)

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(Tetum) How much do you know about the Seeds of Life program? Here’s 10 facts you may not know. (more…)

(Tetum) MAF-SoL Research staff held the first farmer taste-test of high-nutrient winged bean varieties at Loes Research Centre, Liquica district, last week.

Six varieties of winged bean from Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea and Nigeria, and two local varieties from Venilale and Lospalos districts were compared for their texture, taste and sweetness. (more…)

Five tasty crops coming

On September 24, 2013, in Crop identification & development, English, by Kate Bevitt

(Tetum) MAF-SoL has released 11 food crop varieties over the last five years, and is continuing to find new and different crops. These are five tasty crops that we’re currently researching. (more…)