(Tetum) “I am really happy to be involved in seed production with Seeds of Life, because since we started that my life has become better than before,” said Anina de Jesus, a peanut farmer living in Ritabou village, Maliana sub-district, Bobonaro district.

Anina is chief of the six-member contract grower group ‘Aselsam’ that produces certified seed  of Utamua, the improved peanut variety released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) and sells it to MAF for use by other seed producers.

Since Anina first began planting the improved variety in 2008 she has had many positive changes in her life. (more…)

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

(Tetum) Seeds of Life is now working in all 13 districts of Timor-Leste following the official launch of activities in the Dili sub-districts in early September.

District and sub-district administrators, extension officers, chefe de sucos and MAF-SoL staff attended the launch event on 6 September to learn more about MAF-SoL and the planned district activities. (more…)

Nutrition is an issue that encompasses agriculture, health, infrastructure and education, and effort is required in all these sectors to solve the problem of malnutrition in Timor-Leste. (more…)