World Vision Timor-Leste

Resilience and livelihoods

Our work builds economically sustainable and resilient households. We establish village-based savings and loan schemes, and train producers and farmers to improve their crops, overcome market barriers and increase their profits. We also help communities adapt to climate change. Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) is a land restoration technique which restores trees and shrubs from living stumps and roots in degraded forest areas. By carefully pruning new stems sprouting from tree stumps, farmers bring new life to seemingly barren land.

Read stories:

Flow-on effects of increased incomes help families flourish

Enhancing resilience for farmers in Timor-Leste

Business plan training enhances trainees’ skills

Read more about FMNR in Timor-Leste:

Renew the Land: FMNR in Timor-Leste (video)

Timor-Leste customary law and FMNR (photo gallery)

2014 FMNR Timor-Leste conference (photo gallery)

2014 FMNR Timor-Leste conference (resources)