Timor-Leste Program Updates

September 21, 2016

USAID’s Avansa Agrikultura Project is committed to the development of a sustainable, market driven agriculture sector in Timor-Leste. To achieve greater impact, it is critical to collaborate with various government entities, private sector organizations and other NGOs.  On September 16, the project signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education (MoE) to jointly promote and deliver activities to improve nutrition and good hygiene practices and thereby address the key challenges of rural poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition.

USAID Avansa Agrikultura Project

The land in the hamlet of Seloi Craik in Timor-Leste’s Aileu district has always been good to Filomena Mendonca de Araujo and her family. Even if money was tight, there was always enough to eat from the family farm. Eating well, though, came at a cost.