The objective of the Seeds of Life 3 (SoL3) program was to improve food security through increased productivity of major foodcrops. The foodcrops SoL3 targeted were in first instance the staple foodcrops of the Timorese menu, i.e. maize, rice, peanut, cassava and sweet potato. The program also expanded into research on legumes (e.g. kidney beans, mung beans and winged beans) and temperate crops (e.g. wheat, barley, potatoes).