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[No. 50] The First Farmers' Market in Timor-Leste was established!!

On 6th June 2019 first Farmers' Market was established in Timor-Plaza and the opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of MAF, his Excellency Mr. Joaquim Gusmão Martins, the Ambassador of Japan, his Honorable Mr. Hiroshi Minami, representative of the JICA Timor-Leste Office, Mr. Nagaishi Masafumi, MAF directors and members of associations and private sectors which supplied their products to the farmers market.

According to Minister of MAF, Mr. Joaquim, through creating the Farmers' Market, the government is bringing the market closer to farmers. Therefore, he asked them to take a business chance to sell their agricultural products and improve their incomes.

Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Minami said that JICA has been supporting rice production for a long time because agriculture is one of the important industries in Timor-Leste. He believes that the demand for local products particularly domestic rice will increase through this Farmers' Market.

Both MAF and JICA will continue to provide technical assistance to farmers' association groups who are the suppliers themselves to maintain the stock and provide good quality products to the Farmers' Market so that its sustainability will be sustained for the long run.

PhotoThe opening ceremony of the Farmers’ Market

PhotoThe opening ceremony of the Farmers’ Market

PhotoOfficial opening of the Farmers’ Market

PhotoMinister of MAP, Mr. Joaquim and Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Minami cutting ribbon

PhotoCustomers buying agricultural products

PhotoCustomers buying agricultural products


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