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Timor-Leste
Agricultural Rehabilitation, Economic Growth, and Natural Resources Management Project

Agroforestry Program

Ai-kami (candlenut) trees at Fatumaca
Ai-kami (Aleurites moluccana, kukui, or candlenut) trees on the grounds of the Don Bosco technical school in Fatumaca.

Trees and plants of East Timor

Notes on bamboo propagation for East Timor in Tetun and English.

Photo gallery from bamboo propagation workshop and outplanting, December 2004 and July 2005

Photo gallery and reports on forage tree demonstrations July 2005

Information on Jatropha curcas, physic nut, "ai oan muti," an oil nut and alternative crop in East Timor.


Reference

Friday, J. B., H. J. McArthur, and L. A. Watson. 2006. Using participatory rural appraisal and participatory research and extension in a post-independence environment: A case from East Timor. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 4(2): 108-118, http://www.earthscanjournals.com/ijas/004/ijas0040108.htm


Presentations and Proposals

Agroforestry Options for Timor-Leste: Forage Banks and Forage Gardens. English language version. Files are Adobe Acrobat and requre the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. )

Forage trees slide show, file size 1.8 MB

Forage trees full text script, file size 426 KB

Watering newly planted ai-kafe (Leucaena) trees in Fatulia, Venilale, Baucau

Presentations available in Kolia Tetun! Full-text scripts for presentations in three languages: English, Bahasa Indonesian, and Kolia Tetun. All files are Adobe Acrobat and requre the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. )

Slide presentations in Tetun

(see below for English-language slide presentations)

Full text scripts in English, Indonesian, and Tetun

Halibur ai-han animal nian no toos ai-han animal nian (Forage banks and forage gardens)
File size 1.8 MB
Halibur ai-han animal nian no toos ai-han animal nian (Forage banks and forage gardens)
File size 501 KB

Forestry and Agroforestry Nurseries for East Timor

These presentations show examples of good nursery practices used throughout the Pacific Islands, with suggestions as to how they might be used in East Timor. The presentations do not comprise a complete set of training documents in themselves. Other important topics covered in the workshops included species selection, examples of healthy and poor-quality seedlings, soil and potting materials, and seed extraction and cleaning, and calendars and planning planting dates and growing seasons. Trainers are urged to do hands-on demonstrations wherever possible.

Lesson 1: Conseptu kona ba ai nebe uza halo viverus (The Target Tree Seedling.) This lesson serves as an introduction to the series, and introduces the concepts of species selection, pots and containers, healthy seedlings with good root development, quality seed, timing of outplanting, and field evaluation of the seedlings produced by the nursery. 1.3 MB.

Script for Conseptu kona ba ai nebe uza halo viverus (The Target Tree Seedling.) 335 KB.
Lesson 2: Ai nebe hili hodi halo viverus no fatin atu kuda (Planting Stock and Containers.) This lesson describes how different size seedlings should be grown for different projects. The lesson illustrates different types of pots and containers and how they are used to grow strong, healthy seedlings. 955 KB.

Script for Ai nebe hili hodi halo viverus no fatin atu kuda (Planting Stock and Containers.) 257 KB
Lesson 3: Hadia toos viverus nian ba ai-florestais (Building Forestry Nurseries.) This lesson teaches how to construct shade for nurseries, why raised beds are beneficial, what other nursery structures are useful, and where to locate the nursery. 899 KB.

Script for Hadia toos viverus nian ba ai-florestais (Building Forestry Nurseries.) 628 KB
Lesson 4: Colesaun ai-musan ba ai-florestais (Seed Technology.) This lesson explains why it is important to collect good seed and give some pointers as to how to collect and store seed. 1.6 MB

Script for Colesaun ai-musan ba ai-florestais (Seed Technology.) 356 KB

MAFF forester Pascoal Belo shows off superior ai-kafe (Leucaena leucocephala var Kx2) seedlings grown in the Baucau nursery in root trainers. Ai-kafe seedlings grown in root trainers in the MAFF Baucau nursery

Photo gallery from Forage Tree Workshops, December 2004

Photo gallery from Nursery Workshops, June 2004


The Target Tree Seedling (File size 3.0 MB), Quality Planting Stock (2.4 MB), Seed Technology (1.5 MB), and Building Forestry Nurseries (1.7 MB): presentations made by Dr. J. B. Friday during the Agroforestry Nursery Training Series in Dili, Baucau, and Venilale, Timor-Leste, June 2004 (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files. )

Agroforestry and Farm Forestry: Success and failures in the Philippines, Lessons for Timor-Leste. Presentation given by Dr. J. B. Friday in Timor-Leste, January 2004 (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file. File size 3.4 MB)

Agroforestry Systems for Fodder Production for Timor-Leste, presentation given by Dr. J. B. Friday in Timor-Leste, January 2004 (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file. File size 3.1 MB)

Agroforestry Options for Timor-Leste, presentation given by Dr. J. B. Friday, Dili, July 2003 (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file. File size 468 KB)

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Welcome to Venilale!
Venilale wecomes UH and MAFP staff

Useful Agroforestry Links

Agroforestry Practices Slide Show by NFTA

Agroforestry for the Pacific Technologies Fact Sheets
by NFTA, Agroforesty Information Service

Nitrogen Fixing Tree Highlights, by NFTA

Nitrogen-fixing tree highlights in Portuguese

Flora and Fauna of Timor-Leste from the University of Coimbra, Portugal

International Agroforestry Resources from Dr. Erick Fernandes, Cornell University

World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), Southeast Asia,
and the World Agroforestry Centre Bookstore (includes downloadable material in Indonesian)

World Neighbors bookstore (note the Dryland Farming Series, avialable in Bahasa Indonesian)

Forage Legumes in Tropical Agriculture,
FAO

Fodder Tree Establishment, by Roshetko and Gutteridge, on The Overstory, an international e-mail agroforestry journal

Key Sheets for Sustainable Livlihoods, ODI, DFID (UK)

Working Papers on Resource Management in Asia-Pacific, Australian National University

Agroforestry garden

Agroforestry garden near Fatumaca


Other links

Univeristy of Hawaii Center for Southeast Asian Studies workshop on Timor-Leste, November 2003

Center for Disease Control information for travellers to Southeast Asia, including East Timor


US Agency for International Development East Timor program


Timorese farm products on display at the open-air market in Manatuto: bananas, maize, beans, coffee, and betel nut. Note the locally made palm-leaf baskets.

Timor products
Timor-Leste Agricultural Rehabilitation, Economic Growth and Sustainable Natural Resource Management Project Website

Soil Management Collaborative Research Support Program (SM-CRSP)

Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Science

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management

Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

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Last updated on 12/5/2007