Dezenvolve Agricultura Comunitária (DAC) Project
Dezenvolve Agricultura Comunitária (DAC) is a four-year USAID funded project that increases rural incomes by improving the commercial viability of horticultural production in Timor-Leste. The DAC project also receives funding from ConocoPhillips.
The DAC approach introduces new technologies and management practices to former subsistence farmers, and forges links between those communities and markets for high-value horticultural products. Farmers receive focused technical and management training that improve their skills in operating horticultural production facilities. The project also assists communities to develop farmer-run organizations that can independently manage the production facilities. By working not only with farmers producing vegetables, but with input suppliers, traders, wholesalers, and buyers the DAC project supports development throughout the horticulture value chain.
Catherine Johnston, Chief of Party