World Vision Timor-Leste

Food security

(Haree versaun Tetun iha okos).

Food security a top priority

Timor-Leste is ranked 74 in a list of 76 developing countries in the 2014 Global Hunger Index: the Challenge of Hidden Hunger. The Index describes the Timor-Leste situation as ‘alarming’, and notes that the only two countries below it, Burundi and Eritrea, are both in Africa south of the Sahara.

The Index also says that Timor-Leste is one of four countries that have the highest prevalence of underweight children under-five. Their low weight reflects wasting, stunted growth, or both, and indicates lack of nutrition. In Bangladesh, Niger, Yemen and Timor-Leste, more than one in three under-five-year-old children are underweight.

World Vision’s community economic development programs are trying to turn those figures around. One key aim is to boost the food security of rural communities. Three-quarters of Timorese live in rural areas and depend on agriculture, forests and fishing. Most agricultural activity is subsistence-based with a farmer cultivating a small plot for a family’s needs.

Lifting household food production
WVTL's food security projects in Aileu, Baucau and Bobonaro aim to:

  • Make more food available for households by improving staple crop production. This could be through higher yielding and adapted crop varieties, and better farming practices.
  • Diversify crops to include those that can generate income. Food, fuel and timber tree and plant seedlings are made available to communities who are encouraged to cultivate more seedlings in plant nurseries.
  • Promote efficient seed and grain storage.
  • Boost household nutrition through a greater range of grains, fruit and vegetables. ‘Kitchen gardens’ to grow a nutritious range of green vegetables near households are a feature of many of our projects.

Many in Timor share the aim of enhancing food security, which is defined as ‘when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life’. We have a global Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and we also have a MoU with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to enhance co-operation.


World Vision projects put Timor-Leste in top five >

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Seguransa alimentar sai hanesan prioridade dahuluk

Timor-Leste hetan klasifikasaun 74 iha lista nasaun dezenvolvidu husi 76 iha 2014 ba Índice Global Hamlaha: Dezafiu Naksubar Hamlaha Nian. Índice ne’e deskreve Timor-Leste nia situasaun hanesan ‘alarma’, no observa katak nasaun únikus rua iha kraik ne’e, Burundi no Eritrea, nasaun rua ne’e iha Africa Sahara do Sul.

Índice ne’e mos hateten katak Timor-Leste hanesan nasaun ida husi nasaun hat ne’ebe mak iha prevalencia as ho todan menus ba labarik ho tinan lima mai kraik. Sira nia todan menus refleta krekas/todan menus liu, kresimentu idade nian tarde, ou rua hotu, no ne’e indika nutrisaun menus. Iha Bangladesh, Nigeria, Yemen no Timor-Leste, liu husi ida ba kada labarik nain tolu ho tinan lima mai kraik nebe todan menus

Programa World Vision Timor-Leste konaba dezenvolvimentu ekonómiku komunidade nian koko atu muda figura hirak ne’e. Objetivu principal ida mak atu reforsa seguransa alimentar komunidade rurais sira nian. “Tress quatros” ema Timor oan hela iha area rurais no depende ba agrikultura, florestas no peskas. Aktividades agrikóla barak liu hanesan baze subsistencia ho agrikultor ida kultiva ho to’os ki’ik ba necesidades familia.

Hasa’e produsaun alimentar uma kain
WVTL implementa projetu seguransa alimentar iha Aileu, Baucau no Bobonaro ho nia objetivu mak hanesan:

  • Halo hahan barak ne’ebe disponivel ba uma kain liu husi hadia produsaun alimentar prinsipal. Ne’e bele liu husi variedades alimentar ne’ebe as no adaptadu, no prátika agrikola ne’ebe diak liu.
  • Diversifika aihan atu inklui ema hirak ne’ebe bele jenera rendimentu. Alimentar, kombustivel no ai kabelak no planatsaun fini ne’ebe disponivel ba komunidade ne’ebe enkoraja hodi kultiva fini barak liu iha plantasaun viverus.
  • Promove eficiencia ba fini no armagem háre nian.
  • Aumenta nutrisaun uma kain liu husi variedade háre ne’ebe diak, aifuan no modo tahan sira. ‘Tos uma hun’ atu kuda variedade modo tahan besik uma kain sira hanesan fitura husi ami nia projetu oi-oin.

Barak iha Timor fahe objetivu hodi hasa’e seguransa alimentar, ne’ebe mak defini katak ‘wainhira ema hotu iha momentu tomak asesu ba aihan suficiente, seguru, nutriente atu asegura saude no moris ne’ebe ativu’. Ami iha Nota de Intendementu (MoU) global ho Organizasaun Alimentar no Agrikola (FAO) no ami mos iha MoU ho Ministériu Agrikultura no Peskas (MAP) hodi hasa’e liu tan ko-operasaun.


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