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Community mobilization for poverty alleviation and social inclusion in Timor-Leste
Community mobilization for poverty alleviation and social inclusion in service delivery (COMPASIS)
To reduce extreme poverty among vulnerable groups through community mobilization, agro-based micro-enterprises, skills training and post-training support.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) Extension Services Directorate, Horticulture and Agriculture Directorate and Livestock Directorate, MAF extension workers and the United Nations Development Programme.
2 582 households (approximately 14 200 direct beneficiaries).
- Supported 1 905 members of 119 self-help groups (SHGs) to set up home gardens through the provision of vegetable production packages and training.
- Assisted 14 extension workers in establishing demo plots in order to test new crop varieties and farming techniques.
- Distributed 3 000 kg of rice seed, 250 kg of maize seed and 1 200 kg of peanut seed, benefiting 550 members of 32 SHGs.
- Trained 106 members from 50 SHGs and 10 MAF extension workers on maize and rice post-harvest handling.
- Constructed 625 metallic silos through the provision of training to two blacksmiths and manufacturing materials for beneficiary farmers to procure on a cost-sharing basis.
- Distributed 122 local pigs to 354 members of 25 SHGs and building materials (a total of 125 sacs [40 kg each] of cement and 25 tonnes of sand) for pigpen construction, as well as trained the SHG members on breeding, feeding, animal health pigpen construction and pig management.
- Project beneficiaries established small gardens (20 to 50 m2), with a total production of 40 000 kg of vegetables.
- Farmers who received staple crop seeds (rice, maize and peanuts) increased their production by approximately 10 to 15 percent.
- Project beneficiaries reduced their post-harvest losses of maize by 85 percent, saving an estimated cost of USD 9 000.
- Improved SHG members’ knowledge on pig production and improved their opportunity to generate income.
- Project beneficiaries are more resilient to food crises and less food insecure.