PUBLIC LECTURE: Addressing food security in Timor Leste
|Addressing food security in Timor Leste : All are welcome to attend a public lecture on how Western Australian researchers have help improve food security in Timor Leste
Timor-Leste is a small, tropical, mountainous country with a population of 1.1 milion. Its people are hungry. Timor-Leste was ranked the fourth lowest country in in the 2015 Global Hunger Index. It is one of only three countries where over 50% of children under the age of five are stunted due to malnutrition.
An Australian Aid project, Seeds of Life led by Professor Willie Erskine from The University of Western Australia has given the people of Timor-Leste the tools to put food back on the table.
In this public lecture, all are welcome to listen to Professor Erskine discuss exactly what he and his team did to address food security in Timor-Leste, and reduce the hungry season.
From introducing new varieties maize, rice sweet potato, cassava and peanuts, there has been an increase in productivity from 25% to 100% under farmer management.
Professor William Erskine
Bayliss Lecture Theatre, MCS G:33
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:00
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00
RSVP is required.
Diana Boykett <[email protected]>
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:08
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