Projects in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is among the world’s 10 poorest countries, where about 40 per cent of households rely on subsistence agriculture and many experience hunger for up to four months a year. ¬†Food insecurity mostly affects the poor and households headed by women.

Seeds of life

Seeds of Life (SOL) is a collaborative project between the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), AusAID, UWA and the Timor-Leste Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. The project aims to alleviate hunger by developing a sustainable national seed system that facilitates the increased production of Timor-Leste’s staple food crops

"I am confident that in the coming decades the city of Perth will grow in importance as a centre of business, educational and technological excellence in the region. This State will also continue to develop as the epicentre of a global resource and mineral supply economy delivering the growth that has seen an economic power shift to the Asian and Indian Ocean regions." Michael Chaney
Chancellor, The University of Western Australia