(Tetum) Taste-testing field days are valuable opportunities for MAF-SoL to find out the tastes and preferences of Timor-Leste’s farming communities; varieties on trial are either released, undergoing on-farm demonstration trials (OFDTs) or are in preliminary research stages.


(Tetum) “Taste tests are important because farmers like to plant, eat and sell crops that taste good and have a high production,” said Felisberto Amaral Soares, a MAF-SoL Researcher.

He was speaking at a two-day taste test event held at Betano Research Station last week to compare eight varieties of sweet potato and winged bean. (more…)