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Timor-Leste’s Government focusing on Agriculture sector to promote economic growth and to provide jobs in the rural areas.

The main potential of agriculture sector in Timor-Leste are:

Coffee, Sandalwood, Cashew, Cocoa, Candlenut, Nutmeg, Coconut, Vanilla, Clove, Cinnamon, Cassava, Corn, Mangoes, Horticulture (Fruits, Vegetable, Tomatoes, Potatoes, etc), Fisheries, Aquaculture, Livestock and Agro forestry.

  • Ensuring food security through the promotion of food production for the domestic market, as well as through diversification and improvement of production for export;
  • Improving agriculture practices in order to increase the production of rice, corn, coffee, vanilla, nutmeg and coconut oil, as well as strengthening the resilience of communities to climate change and population growth, through training and technical assistance to farmers;
  • Support to aquaculture activities, including fish crops, such as tilapia, as well as seaweed, shrimp and crab;
  • Support for commercial fishing activities in the maritime area of the Exclusive Economic Zone.