TIMOR LESTE's SRI Centre in Malian | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

In the inaugural year of the Movimento Co-operativa Econômica Agricoltura (MCE-A) SRI program in Timor Leste, the Maliana SRI Rice Centre, which supports the work of 74 households from four local village communities, was built. A bumper crop was harvested in July 2015. The Minister of Commerce and Industry Antonio da Conceicao Kalohan and the RDTL Secretary of State Avelino Shalar Kossi cut the first sheaves from the field, with yields as much as 8 tons per hectare. In all, 165 tons of paddy were produced from 22 hectares. Fifty tons were sold to government supplies with Oxfam’s support. The rest was sold on the local market from the respective co-operatives themselves, marking a significant rise in income for farmers.