(Tetum) Thursday 6 March 2014 saw the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) and the Secretary of State for the Promotion of Equality (SEPI) host International Women’s Day 2014; Inspiring Change in Women’s Health, Food, Nutrition and Wellbeing in Timor-Leste. Development partners from across Timor-Leste came together to celebrate women and promote inspiring change in women’s, men’s and children’s health, food, nutrition and wellbeing. Notably, Seeds of Life, Empreza Di’ak, Marie Stopes Int., Movimentu Feto Foin sae Timor-Leste, PRADET, Feto iha Kbiit Servisu hamutuk (FKSH), Asisténsia Legál ba Feto no Labarik (ALFeLa), Timor-Leste Police Development Program, ChildFundHIAM-Health, Alola, Bellekria, CARE Int.Fokupers, Casa Vida and Zumba Dili collaborated on the day’s activities, while the 150 – 200 guests came from far and wide to attend. (more…)

Drip Irrigation Installation Training in Tibar

On December 2, 2013, in English, Workshops, by Alexia Skok

(Tetum) November 25 saw MAF-SoL staff provide drip irrigation training to Moris Foun Community Seed Production Group, a women’s Community Seed Production Group (CSPG) in Tibar, Liquica District. The new drip irrigation system will assist the group to cultivate the three highly productive varieties of sweet potato (Hohrae 1, 2 and 3) officially released by MAF that are 65-130% higher yielding than local varieties. Hohrae 3 is also a notable source of Vitamin A.  Sweet potato cuttings have been planted this week to coincide with the beginning of the rainy season. (more…)