There is potential to invest in livestock including beef and poultry, to significantly increase the productivity of this sector while making worthwhile returns. Investors can benefit from the strong local demand for product by investing in production and processing for the local market with the potential to export.
Locally produced and distributed hen eggs are a rapidly growing sector, with an established local market. Happy Farm (9000 eggs per day) and Grasia Farm (5600 eggs per day) are successful egg production operations servicing the local market. As the local demand for chicken meat and eggs is growing, there is space to welcome additional operations and investment in this sector.
Having introduced quality certificates, vaccinations and updated animal husbandry practices, Timor-Leste is now a member of the World Organisation for Animal Health. As a member, Timor-Leste is now better equipped to address bio-security and animal health issues. The Bio-Safety Level II Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is the product of cooperation between the Government of Timor-Leste, FAO and Australian Aid. This training and research center for technicians and veterinarians provides animal diagnostic services.