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Economic Growth and Trade

Farmers at Boboleto
Farmers at USAID horticulture project activities in Boboleto
Lisa Rogers, USAID DOC Officer

Since 80 percent of Timor-Leste’s population relies on subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods, USAID focuses on accelerating inclusive economic growth for farm households in the country’s rural areas. Our partnerships, including with the Government of New Zealand and ConocoPhillips, support activities aimed at boosting output above subsistence levels and improving incomes by increasing farm productivity and establishing links to markets. Additionally, we provide training and information to rural households to increase household consumption of nutritious foods. 

Last updated: June 18, 2015

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