(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…)

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…)

The Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Mariano Assanami Sabino, signed off on the final draft of the National Seed Policy at an official handover ceremony last Monday.


Lehe in Viqueque makes weeding a breeze

On March 11, 2013, in English, Uncategorized, by Nick Appleby

The middle of the wet season is a busy time for most corn farming families, but one farmer in Viqueque has found a way to dramatically reduce his workload by using velvet bean, or lehe as the native plant is known in Timor-Leste.


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