Timor-Leste launches UN Zero Hunger Challenge

On January 15, 2014, in English, Nutrition, by Kate Bevitt

(Tetum) 9 January saw Prime Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão and Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand launch the Asia Pacific region’s first UN Zero Hunger Challenge (read original story here).

What is the UN Zero Hunger Challenge? (more…)

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…)

Hooray for Hohrae: Guilerme’s story

On November 7, 2013, in English, Farmer case study, by Kate Bevitt

(Tetum) Guilerme da Costa is farmer living in Bahu village, Baucau, who plants the three improved sweet potato varieties: Hohrae 1, Hohrae 2, and Hohrae 3.

He first got involved with the Seeds of Life program in 2009 when he was invited to grow the improved sweet potato varieties as part of an on-farm demonstration trial. (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…)