December 4, 2009 | by Edward Rees
$18,750 of Viqueque Soybeans
In September 2009 PDT’s Micromatchmaking (M3) Team in Viqueque District in eastern Timor-Leste were influential in assisting a local farmer make a large business transaction for much of his soybean crop.
PDT M3 staff Vasco M Ferreira and Antonio do Rosario assisted Mr. Alcino Soares in locating a buyer named Venancio Sequeira for his soybeans. After making the connection between buyer and supplier 25 tonnes of soybeans worth $18,750 were purchased in Luka Viqueque for sale in Dili. Mr. Sequeira is a middle man, buying from farmers and selling to wholesalers in Dili. Mr. Sequeira is exploring the development of a customer base in Surabaya, Indonesia.
Tags micromatchmaking, soybeans, viqueque