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Timor-Leste: Coping with seasonal food shortages

Date Published: 
04/01/2010
Summary: 

The WFP says about one-third of Timor-Leste’s 1.1 million inhabitants regularly experience food shortages, notably towards the end of the two lean seasons between harvests, October-November and February-March.(..)“This is probably one of the most effective food-based interventions against child malnutrition,” Joan Fleuren, the WFP country representative in Dili, said(..)