Caritas Dili has worked to increase food security and household income by improving the quality and quantity of agricultural production in villages. The programme covers 364 households in 14 aldeia (sub-villages) and promotes organic farming as well as reforestation. Training in environmental protection and the establishment of strong community groups to solve community problems has also been undertaken.
Traditions that protect the environment are being resurrected to ensure that people can regulate access to and distribution of natural resources. Caritas Dili’s goal is to become self- sufficient.