Organic Agroforestry Benefits Farming Families in Timor, Indonesia

Attached below is a summary report by Yayasan Mitra Tani Mandiri (YMTM), Yayasan An Feot Ana (YAFA) and TWN on the results of an organic agroforestry programme in Timor, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

The organic agrosilvopastoral intervention has led to higher crop productivity, food availability and income for farming families. Importantly, agrosilvopastoral farmers now have enough food reserves and income to buy food during the periods of food shortage.

The system is based on crop diversity, soil and water conservation and readily available, simple technologies. Farmers’ knowledge about the land and the crops is a vital contribution to its success.

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