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Title: The role of livestock functions in the well being and development of Timor-Leste rural communities.
Authors: Bettencourt, Elisa Maria Varela
Tilman, Mário
Narciso, Vanda
Carvalho, Maria Leonor da Silva
Henriques, Pedro Damião de Sousa
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Bettencourt, Elisa Maria Varela; Tilman, Mário; Narciso, Vanda; Carvalho, Maria Leonor da Silva; Henriques, Pedro Damião de Sousa. The role of livestock functions in the well being and development of Timor-Leste rural communities. Livestock Research for Rural Development, 26, 69, 1-1, 2014.
Abstract: The livestock species play very important economic and socio-cultural roles for the wellbeing of rural households which include food supply, source of income, asset saving, source of employment, soil fertility, livelihoods, transport, agricultural traction, agricultural diversification and sustainable agricultural production. The objective of this work was to identify and characterize the different roles that livestock species play in rural communities of Timor-Leste. Special attention was given to the socio cultural functions. The primary data used in this study was aquestionnaire survey made in 2011 in three rural communities in the district of Bobonaro and as secondary source the numerous studies made about the livestock species of Timor-Leste. The results showed that livestock production and livestock species play important economic functions, as well as social and cultural roles for rural communities of Timor-Leste. Livestock species are a very important driver for the development and wellbeing of rural communities of Timor-Leste and livestock policies should incorporate not only economic but also the social and cultural roles of livestock species.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10174/16174
Type: article
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