June 12, 2019
JICA's project on Domestic Rice, together with Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), held opening ceremony of Farmers' Market at Timor-Plaza, Dili. The establishment of this Farmers' Market is to connect Timorese farmers to the market, because majority of Timorese people are engaging in agriculture sector, but the challenge for them is market opportunity to sell their products. This shop will sell agricultural products from farmers associations in 12 municipalities such as local rice (white rice, red rice and black rice), fresh vegetables and fruits, beans, coffee and others.
This Farmers' Market is officially launched by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Ambassador of Japan to Timor-Leste, Chief Representative of JICA Timor-Leste Office and accompanied by Secretary-General of MAF, Director-General of Agriculture, National Director of Agro-commerce and other relevant ministries.