Renew The Land in Timor-Leste: Conference Resolutions

May 7, 2014

The first national Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) conference in Timor-Leste was held in the capital Dili on 7-8 April 2014. A post-conference field trip to a World Vision Timor-Leste FMNR project in Aileu district was part of the program on 8 April.

Among more than 220 participants were farmers, forestry officers, government officials, community leaders, students and staff from Timor-Leste’s major universities, NGOs, UN organizations and diplomatic representatives, World Vision staff from grassroots, district, national and overseas offices, and speakers from in-country and abroad.

The speakers presented conceptual, methodological and practical aspects of FMNR. The conference also featured group discussions on issues related to applying FMNR in Timor-Leste.

After deliberating on all the issues outlined, conference participants agreed on a declaration calling for collaboration of all stakeholder on land regeneration through FMNR to reduce vulnerability and improve livelihoods of farming communities.

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