(Tetun) 2014 was a big year for Seeds of Life with the release of a new bitter cassava variety, creation of the National Seed Council, and production of around 100 tonnes of quality seed by 31 commercial seed producers.

Many, many more activities also happened last year, so here’s a look back at the top ten highlights.


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(Tetum) Friday 23 May saw the official release of Ai-luka 1, the latest Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) variety of cassava to be tried and tested in Timor-Leste.

Officiating the release was the Vice Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Marcos da Cruz and MAF Director General Lourenço Fontes Borges, SoL Australian Team Leader John Dalton, SoL Australian Program Coordinator Harry Nesbitt as well as MAF-SoL researchers and staff. Eric Huttner and Peter Horne from Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR), the initial partner in the SoL program, were also present for the occasion. (more…)

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