Food Security Portfolio

ADRA does more than just give food to hungry people.

By providing families with ways to grow their own gardens or increase the crop yields of their farms, ADRA helps people discover true food security. Families with a surplus of food are even able to improve their economic standing by selling the extra.

ADRA gives people the food, nutrition, and tools not just to survive—but to thrive.

ADRA Webmaster, February 3, 2017 12:03 PM


The Livelihood Opportunities through Sustainable Agriculture (LOSA) project focuses on training in kitchen gardens and conservation agriculture at learning centers in Luca and Uma Tolu communities in Viqueque municipality. The project, funded by ADRA Australia and AusAid, has a goal to increase food security and contribute to local markets. Agriculture training will be paired with nutrition education and savings group activities.

ADRA Webmaster, November 26, 2015 3:35 PM


ADRA Timor-Leste is pleased to introduce a new project Kitchen Gardens for Uma Tolu. Beginning in October 2015, the KGUT project has a goal of increasing the food security of 40 households. Jointly funded by ADRA Australia and ADRA New Zealand, the KGUT project is ADRA Timor-Leste’s first project in the agriculture sector. There is strong support for this initiative among local leaders, the Director for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in Viqueque as well as among residents of Uma Tolu. Malnutrition is common in rural areas of Timor-Leste and this project provides training and materials for participants to build community gardens to grow a variety of nutritious vegetables. The project is off to a great start with the formation of 5 community garden groups and more than 80 farmers having signed up to participate in the project.