Timor-Leste (East Timor)

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Informal sector in Timor-Leste
In June 2020 Matadalan Institute (MDI), in partnership with Oxfam and Dr. Brett Inder from Monash University, surveyed446 informal businesses in 7 municipalities. The aim was to learn about how the State of Emergency (SoE) affectedinformal businesses. The vast majority of the informal sector in...
Women in Agriculture in Timor-Leste
This report presents findings on the impact of COVID-19 and the associated State of Emergency from March – June 2020 on women in agriculture in Timor-Leste. The findings were gathered form interviews with 266 vulnerable women in agriculture and agribusiness from six municipalities in Timor-Leste:...
Timo Leste - Women in Agriculture
COVID-19 has hit hard the incomes of informal workers and women in the agriculture sector in Timor-Leste. Daily wage workers’ income dropped by 65%, and 98% of women in agriculture earned less than US $ 50 per month - 32% worse than pre-State of Emergency figures - according to respondents of...
Timor-Leste – Rapid Food Security Assessment 2020
A nationwide Rapid Food Security Assessment was conducted in May 2020 in Timor Leste, designed to rapidly assess the effects of COVID-19 restrictions as well as recent agricultural shocks, such as crop pests, livestock and poultry diseases, and variable rains on rural households.
COVID-19 Deepens Hunger and Poverty Globally, Impacts on Food Security in Timor-Leste
A global hunger pandemic is emerging as a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis. In Timor-Leste, many families are already reporting dwindling income sources and lower food supplies. Targeted support for agriculture is required to avoid a hunger crisis.
Oecusse, Timor-Leste: Sabina Foni shows her corn harvest that was recently picked from her permanent garden supported by Oxfam's Strengthening Community Livelihoods (Haforsa) Program.
Oxfam's Agriculture Assessment report highlights and identifies the needs of farmers to promote inclusive development in Timor-Leste’s agricultural sector.
Oxfam urged the government of Timor-Leste to find a solution to the current political deadlock because people’s livelihoods are at stake, following the disapproval of the revised General State Budget for 2020 earlier in January.
Oxfam's reaction to President of Timor-Leste Francisco Guterres Lú Olo’s recent comments on the “very urgent” need to diversify the economy.
Today, Oxfam in Timor-Leste releases its 2020 Budget Submission to the National Parliament which highlights communities concerns on agriculture, disability inclusion and land rights.
Cesario da Silva, Director of Assosiasaun Defisiensia Timor-Leste
The National Parliament of Timor-Leste has taken unprecedented steps towards building a more equal society by unanimously passing the ‘Resolution to Promote and Protect Rights of People with Disabilities’ on 1 October 2019.

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