Central Moris is one of the few meat processing businesses in Timor-Leste to offer high quality products for the local market. As well as offering competitive pricing, the business prepares high quality processed meat and offers a range of cuts to meet local demand.
The Intervention will improve the transport and storage of the meat and provide better market information to farmers. In the long term the partnership (with follow-up activities) aims to influence farmers to think of cattle farming as a commercial business and improve the husbandry practices.
The partnership fits with MDF’s strategy to increase market opportunities for cattle farmers and to improve the agribusiness, processing and rural distribution sector strategy.
Through this intervention MDF expects CM will to hire approximately 10 additional employees to operate new machinery in the facility upgrade. Since handling the machinery has serious implications for the quality of processing as well as the health and safety of the staff, CM will provide on the job training for staff.