Advancing Agri-business in Baucau
This project will increase long-term employment prospects and income-generation opportunities in the villages of Timor-Leste. The project is located in Suco Ostico and the neighbouring villages of Suco Gari-Uai, in an elevated part of the Baucau region. In partnership with Loreto and Centro de Desenvolvimento Comunitario (CDC), communities will develop agri-business skills and receive small business development training. CDC, an enterprising agricultural school, trains people in land management, crop production techniques and provides income-generation training specifically to women.
Employment opportunities in the area are limited, young people often leave to seek work elsewhere. Leaders are keen to develop sustainable agricultural practices and create employment for the next generation. There will be lasting benefits for the entire community through increased local spending, increased sales for local traders, higher production of local goods and new employment opportunities.
At the end of the project the communities of Suco Ostico and Suco Gari-Uai will have:
- A minimum of 80 people with increased knowledge, skills and confidence in sustainable agricultural methods, tractor use, financial management and marketing.
- Improved quality and quantity of various crops e.g. sweet potato, tomatoes, corn, vegetables, peanuts.
- Women providing leadership in income-generation practices.
- Younger members of the communities with relevant skills for future employment.
- Improved soil quality.
- Increased standard of living in the communities.
- A well-maintained tractor available to local villages for years to come.
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