The Aileu Food Security and Nutrition Project
Together, Best Western Australasia and World Vision are helping our close neighbour to improve food security and reduce child malnutrition. For three years Best Western Australasia has supported World Vision’s work and this year we are embarking on an exciting new phase in this partnership with a special focus on East Timor.
Best Western is directly supporting the Aileu Food Security and Nutrition Project which is addressing chronic household food insecurity and child malnutrition. Donations will assist families in Aileu district to improve crop production and child nutrition and health.
Best Western Australasia’s goal is to raise $20,000 towards providing tangible benefits for families in Aileu, including the distribution of vegetable and other seeds, and training in improved crop production techniques. To achieve this, we need your help.
DID YOU KNOW?
Up to 90% of East Timorese experience food shortage for at least one month during a normal agricultural year. and, approximately two thirds of the rural population experience food shortage for four months a year.
More about the Aileu Food Security and Nutrition Project
Location: Aileu district, East Timor
Project goal: To improve food security of households in Aileu district, enabling them to raise well- nourished, healthy children.
- Increased household food availability and access through improved capacity for crop production, improved seed storage and income generation.
- Improved health services for children.
- Improved community knowledge and practices related to nutrition and health.
For more information about this project in East Timor, download the Aileu Food Security and Nutrition Project Document.