In East Timor, families grow crops to eat and sell but often struggle to put food on the table between harvests. A small candlenut orchard can make the difference between a stable home and a struggling one. For years, CRS has helped candlenut farmers improve the quality of their nuts, expand orchards and receive better prices when they go to market. The candlenut tree takes 5 to 7 years to produce its first nuts. So when farmers plant a candlenut tree they’re planting for the future.
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