Newsletter No.1 SEPTEMBER 2013:  News on MDF's activities, achievements and events from around the world.
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Locally Produced Agricultural Lime now available in Fiji

Crushed limestone is a key agricultural input balances soil pH and reduces soil acidity, which largely affects Fiji’s soil conditions and contributes to low agriculture yields. This has now been made more affordable by MDF's partner and local company, Standard Concrete Industries who publicly launched its new ‘aglime’ product last month.
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Balibo House Trust

Timor-Leste’s natural landscape, unique culture and historical heritage can go a long way to create income and job opportunities for women and men throughout the country. With MDF’s support, new and innovative businesses will bring more tourists to remote areas of the country and will help create opportunities along the way. Read Full Story.

New study on Poverty and Gender in Fiji published by MDF

To supplement its existing strategies, MDF has taken a deeper look at poverty and gender in the key sectors where it works in Fiji by conducting a study on poverty and gender.
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MDF studies the supply-demand gap of local produce for the tourism sector

Enjoying local cuisine prepared with local ingredient is one of features that make a travel destination more attractive and the experience more unique. With more than 500,000 tourists vising Fiji each year, there are a lot of mouths to feed and increasing opportunities for more of Fiji’s farmers.
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MDF Entering Pakistan

This year, MDF’s country portfolio will expand to include Pakistan. MDF’s operations in Pakistan will be in full-swing by the end of this year. 
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