Food plant helps East Timor's malnourished

Published on 27 July 2010

East Timor's first food processing plant has begun producing blended foods tailored to the nutritional needs of the country. (..) The United Nations' World Food Programme says the Dili plant will cut the cost of distributing fortified foods, create jobs and provide a market for small farmers. The Programme's country director Joan Fleuren says starting the operation in East Timor, one of Asia's poorest countries, was a risky venture.

Related Links

ABC Radio Australia