Timor Leste Liquica


$66,460 needed of $100,000

Implementing Organization

Church World Service (CWS)

Program Summary

Timor-Leste has one of the highest rates of malnutrition in the world, with 46% of children under five suffering from chronic malnutrition/stunting. Many subsistence households experience annual food shortages, largely due to poor agricultural productivity and insufficient outputs.

This program is working to improve child nutrition and the overall family food security of poor and vulnerable farmer families in the District of Liquica.  The program includes the following activities:

  • Training farmers and their households on nutritious food production, processing, and storage of maize;
  • Training farmer groups in vegetable production and processing;
  • Improved agricultural techniques;
  • Access to irrigation resources
  • Supporting farmer groups to market and add value to their products;
  • Setting up and/or supporting cooking classes where women support women to learn about nutritious cooking and share menus and recipes as well as their experiences and challenges.