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In 2002, Timor Leste emerged from a difficult colonial past under Portuguese and Indonesian rule. Since independence, the country has achieved substantial progress in combating poverty and facilitating economic growth, mostly through hydrocarbon extraction and oil revenues. Nonetheless, the country still ranks among the poorest in Southeast Asia. The population lives mostly in the countryside off subsistence farming.
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Without the Enforcement of Environmental Laws, Petroleum Infrastructure Projects in Timor-Leste Come at a Cost

3 December 2019

Ignoring environmental laws in Timor-Leste to build a petroleum infrastructure project could mean serious problems for communities including environmental destruction, loss of land, and loss of livelihoods. Communities are already facing some of these problems because project proponents haven’t…

Can a New Law Help Timor-Leste’s Land Rights Crisis?

19 January 2017

By: Bernardo Almeida, Todd Wassel Date: 18 January 2017 Aource: The Asian Foundation  Voters in Timor-Leste will head to the polls twice this year—for presidential elections in March and parliamentary elections in July—in what will be the first such elections to be held since the UN Mission…

Feeding the world’s most populous nation – Sino-lusophone agricultural co-operation proves to be a win-win for all

Feeding the world’s most populous nation – Sino-lusophone agricultural co-operation proves to be a win-win for all

source and photo: macauhub MARCH 11TH, 2016   Feeding the world’s most populous nation – Sino-lusophone agricultural co-operation proves to be a win-win for all With growing wealth in China, the Chinese are getting more sophisticated and demanding in their food habits.  For example, in 1985 they…

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