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April 6, 2015

Dili, April 6, 2015Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded its new agriculture project in Timor-Leste.  Recognizing the tremendous potential of rural communities as high quality fruit and vegetable producers, USAID welcomes Cardno Emerging Markets and its partners HIAM Health, The Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture/Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and SSG Advisors as the implementers for USAID's Avansa Agrikultura (Advancing Agriculture) Project. 

Over the next five years, USAID's Avansa Agrikultura Project will focus on improving the country’s horticulture value chain—including farm inputs, agricultural extension, storage, transportation, trade, and policies—by providing technical assistance and facilitating market linkages within the vegetable and fruit sectors in over 250 communities throughout five districts (Aileu, Ainaro, Bobonaro, Dili, and Ermera). The project will also assist the Government of Timor-Leste in its effort to join ASEAN by providing technical assistance in meeting certain ASEAN “Single Window” requirements.  

Trainers Photo
February 10, 2015

Yesterday, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) partnered with the Coral Triangle Center (CTC) in Bali and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) International Marine Protected Area Capacity Building Program to launch a six-day training workshop for officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) to improve the protection of the country’s coastal and marine resources.

ICS Training
February 10, 2015

On February 9, 2015, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Forest Service (USFS), began a six-day training course for Timor-Leste government officials on the Incident Command System (ICS).

YEPS Comic Books Launched
January 28, 2015

January 28th 2015 The President of the Republic of Timor-Leste, Taur Matan Ruak, and the Ambassador of the United States of America to Timor-Leste, Karen Stanton, officially opened the Fourth National Youth Forum today at the Palacio do Nobre, Lahane.

November 24, 2014

Following its successful launch last week in Ermera, today USAID’s Ba Distrito project launched in Liquica. The project, which is generously supported by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is working to strengthen local governance and improve access to justice.

DAC Seloi
October 24, 2014

On Wednesday, October 22, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Developing Agriculture Communities project (DAC) celebrated the success of vegetable farmers in Aileu District at a festival in Seloi.

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