Cooking Up a Healthy Future for Timor-Leste

On April 16, 2014, in Nutrition, Workshops, by Alexia Skok

(Tetum) An outside table overflowing with colourful, fresh, locally produced fruits, vegetables and legumes on a warm tropical morning; the smell of cooking fish with fresh herbs and spices; the sound of bubbling pots, blending juices; and the buzz of an excited group of women and men cooking and learning for the benefit of their families. That was the setting for MAF-SoL’s newly rolled-out nutrition training held in Remexio, Aileu, on Friday 11 April. A lesson where participants can touch, taste and smell what they are learning about is no ordinary classroom activity! (more…)

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Distributing more nutrition through Moringa

On December 19, 2013, in English, Nutrition, by Kate Bevitt

(Tetum) There could be 10,000 more Moringa trees growing in Timor-Leste, following Seeds of Life’s distribution of 1,000 packets of Moringa seeds to farmers in November and December.

Each packet contains 15 seeds, 10 black poly bags and an information sheet. (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…)

Workshop held to combat malnutrition in TL

On March 21, 2013, in English, Uncategorized, by Yessy Betty

MAF-SoL hosted a national consultation workshop on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture to discuss what the agricultural sector can do to help tackle malnutrition in Timor-Leste, at the MAF Conference Room, Comoro, last Monday.