Read an update from APHEDA country manager for Timor Leste Elisabeth Lino de Araujo about how farmers are using donations to establish food cooperatives and provide for their families.
Farmers in Timor Leste have established a fifth union that is working towards food sovereignty, sustainable development, agrarian reform and a democratic voice for rural communities.
This money raised by the appeal will go directly to creating strong and sustainable unions for farmers in Timor Leste.
Delfia Pereira has been elected president of the Manufahi Municipality Farmers Union at its inaugural congress in Timor Leste.
In Timor Leste, farmers are establishing organisations and cooperatives to encourage the sustainable development of rural communities.