In the Tetun language, Agronegsio no Bee ba Moris Diak (ABMD) means Agribusiness and Water for Better Life. The ABMD Project in Timor-Leste is supporting households in fifteen villages in the Los Palos district. The project is working with farmers to improve food security and increase their access to clean water. Farmers receive training to identify gaps in the market so they can grow and sell crops that are in high demand, providing consistent income. The project also provides farmers and their families with access to a reliable water source for drinking, washing, and watering crops.
This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).
Improving health and wellbeing – How is ADRA helping?
Timor-Leste is one of many countries where ADRA is helping to improve the health and wellbeing of communities. We have ongoing health projects that have been developed in collaboration with trusted partners and communities to build healthier lives. Examples of ADRA health project activities include:
– Improving access to safe water sources
– Providing hygiene and sanitation solutions
– Implementing waste management strategies
– Helping families access nourishing food
– Preventing, addressing, and combatting non-communicable diseases like diabetes
– Supporting pregnant women and mothers with maternal and infant health and nutrition
– Improving awareness on issues like domestic violence and sexual abuse against women, children, and others
– Providing psychosocial support as per identified need
50% of children in Timor Leste are stunted due to poor nutrition
54% of people live without adequate sanitation
3 out of 4 workers rely on agriculture for income