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WFP Considers Basic Staple Foods Program stimulate farmer  to increase the production

WFP Considers Basic Staple Foods Program stimulate farmer  to increase the production

DILI, 15 june, 2021 (TATOL) – The representative of World Food Programme (WFP), Dageng Liu considers Basic Staple Foods program  stimulated farmer to increase the production

“This is a blameless government program to stimulate the local farmer to plant more. That’s why, last week, we harvested plenty of crops in Laleia, sub district and Manatuto municipality. I was participating in the rice harvesting program and note that it was wonderful because its can motivate more the farmers,” The representative of the world food programme, Dagend Liu said, currently met Prime Minister (PM), Taur Matan Ruak, at his resident at Farol, this tuesday.

The Representative of WFP said the Timorese government made an intervention through Basic staple foods with the intention to guarantee food security during the pandemic covid-19 situation.

Thus, World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners with the Minister of Finance have conducted an assessment for the food security data in Timor-Leste.

“On the observation of the mal-nutrition level in Timor-Leste, categories for moderate and stunting impacts of short ancestry. It means Timor-Leste country still encounter the situation of nonnutritive foods. For this reason WFP is in coordination with the Minister of Health and Nutrition department to provide nutritious foods for children and pregnant women. China government on commitment to support Timorese government and purchased nutritive foods for the children under 5 years old and pregnancy women,” He explained

The government of Chines provides funds for 12.000 populations suffering from malnutrition in Timor-Leste.

Mr. Dageng Liu said the government has provided an annual action plan to combat malnutrition in Timor-Leste, it is required to coordinate with international partners.

“Malnutrition does not mean a country has no food for people to eat, however foods are available with no nutrition and vitamins. On the observation some Timorese people are not consuming protein foods,” He added

Thus, WFP will provide a nutrition foods campaign in commemoration of World Food Days, which will be held on 16 October.

Journalist: Antónia Gusmao  (Translator: Jose Belarmino De Sá)

Editor: Julia Chatarina   (Rafy Belo)  

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