ESADR 2013

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P20 - Agriculture: History, Landscape and Development in Timor-Leste

Pedro Damião de Sousa Henriques
Vanda Narciso
Maria Leonor da Silva Carvalho
Maria Raquel Ventura Lucas

Papers in Portuguese and English, as well as the session.

Timor-Leste, one of the newest countries in the world, has an agricultural sector with a strong presence in the territory - about 75% of the population lives in rural areas and practice subsistence agriculture. Agriculture is the main source of income for 94% of the sucos (hamlets). Agriculture is predominantly familiar and performs multiple functions - economic, social, cultural and environmental functions.

We understand agriculture in the broad sense, including not only the commercial and subsistence agriculture, but also livestock, forestry and agro-forestry.

This panel seeks to explore, from different perspectives, the various functions that agriculture has, had, or may have, in the development of rural areas and the well-being of populations in Timor-Leste. We seek for papers that consider any of these functions of agriculture, focusing empirically-grounded case studies.

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Conference dates – October 15-18, 2013
Technical and touristic trip (optional)
 – October 19, 2013


Gala dinner will take place on October 17th and will be an opportunity for networking between delegates and tasting the flavors and nectars of the region.
The technical and touristic trip will be held on 19th, Saturday, and will take the participants of ESADR 2013 to typical places of high historical and landscape interest of Alentejo.

Note: The expression of interested in participating in the gala dinner and / or technical and touristic trip should be confirmed to, as soon as possible. For more information please visit registration page.


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      Organizing Committee.

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