Convenio Program

May 2006 December 2011 Contact:

The Convenio Program assisted fishermen, farmers and their communities in Baucau and Viqueque to reduce poverty through economic development. The activities aimed to improve living standards through an increase in agricultural production, improved market access, and reinforcement of the capacity of women.

The program sought to meet community needs through channels such as cooperative fisheries and community working groups. This included organizational management training; financial management training; basic cooperatives training; cooperative board establishment; cooperative law and regulatory development; governmental-cooperative coordination; fishing infrastructure; and cross-cooperative discussions.