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|Title: ||THE ROLE OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIOCULTURAL FUNCTIONS OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION IN WELLBEING AND DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL COMMUNITIES OF TIMOR-LESTE|
|Authors: ||Bettencourt, Elisa Maria Varela|
Henriques, Pedro Damião de Sousa
Carvalho, Maria Leonor da Silva
|Issue Date: ||2012|
|Publisher: ||Actas do IX Colóquio Ibérico de Estudos Rurais|
|Citation: ||BETTENCOURT, ELISA MARIA VARELA; MÁRIO TILMAN, PEDRO DAMIÃO DE SOUSA HENRIQUES, VANDA NARCISO, MARIA LEONOR DA SILVA CARVALHO; THE ROLE OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIOCULTURAL FUNCTIONS OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION IN WELLBEING AND DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL COMMUNITIES OF TIMOR-LESTE In: SPER/AEEA (Orgs). Actas do IX Colóquio Ibérico de Estudos Rurais – (I)Mobilidades e (Des)Envolvimentos: o Rural desafiado, Lisboa: CEG/IGOT, pp. 93-110 (ISBN:978-972-96347-4-1).|
|Abstract: ||Livestock production in Timor-Leste is predominantly familiar being chickens, pigs, goats, cattle, horses, buffaloes and sheep the main species.
The livestock species play very important economic and sociocultural roles for the well-being of rural households, such as food supply, source of income, asset saving, source of employment, soil fertility, livelihoods, transport, agricultural traction, agricultural diversification and sustainable agricultural production.
The aim of this work was to identify and characterize the different roles that livestock and livestock species play in rural communities of Timor-Leste, highlighting the importance of animal production for the wellbeing and rural development, and relate the functions performed by livestock production with economic, social and cultural attributes of the communities. The data used in this study were collected in 2011 through a questionnaire survey in three rural communities in the district of Bobonaro -mountain area, irrigation plain and coastal zone, and were complemented with secondary data|
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