|The role of economic and sociocultural functions of animal production in wellbeing and development of rural communities of Timor-Leste
|http://dspace.uevora.pt/rdpc/bitstream/10174/7075/1/THE ROLE OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIOCULTURAL FUNCTIONSOF ANIMAL PRODUCTION IN WELLBEING AND DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL COMMUNITIES OF TIMOR-LESTE FINAL.pdf
Livestock production in Timor-Leste is predominantly familiar being chickens, pigs, goats, cattle,
horses, buffaloes and sheep the main species.
The livestock species play very important economic and sociocultural roles for the well-being of rural
households, such as food supply, source of income, asset saving, source of employment, soil fertility,
livelihoods, transport, agricultural traction, agricultural diversification and sustainable agricultural
The aim of this work was to identify and characterize the different roles that livestock and livestock
species play in rural communities of Timor-Leste, highlighting the importance of animal production
for the wellbeing and rural development, and relate the functions performed by livestock production
with economic, social and cultural attributes of the communities. The data used in this study were
collected in 2011 through a questionnaire survey in three rural communities in the district of Bobonaro
-mountain area, irrigation plain and coastal zone, and were complemented with secondary data.
|Timor-Leste - Population and Housing Census 2004
|Timor-Leste - Population and Housing Census 2010