Project Title: Seeds of Life
Description: Seeds of Life (SoL) is a project within the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) of Timor Leste and funded collaboratively by MAF and the Australian Government. The overall goal of the project is improved food security through increased productivity of major foodcrops. Since 2000, SoL in conjunction with the MAF, has released 9 new varieties of five staple crops (maize, cassava, sweet potato, rice and peanut) and will be releasing a new maize variety this month of July 2012.
SoL team consists of multinational staff and more than 90 local MAF personnel work directly for the project. In addition to the office in Dili, SoL has 3 regional offices in Baucau, Maliana and Same and working in 7 districts but will eventually expand operation to cover all the 13 districts in Timor Leste.