FOOD SECURITY AND WOMEN'S LIVELIHOOD
This project is designed with the objective to increase knowledge of food security as well as to increase women's income generation through horticultural activities. The areas chosen for pilot projects were Viqueque district (Uatucarbau sub district) and Manatuto (Natabora and Soibada sub district). The project beneficiaries were members of SHIO group established by the MCH (maternal and child health) program. Alola collaborated with Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries extension staff in Viqueque and Manatuto districts to facilitate the food security and agricultural training. Topics included land identification/selection, land preparation, nursery, raised vegetable bed, seed selection, seed germination, transplantation, weed control and seed conservation.