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Title: The role of traditional land use systems in the well-being of rural Timor-Leste
Authors: Henriques, Pedro Damião de Sousa
Narciso, Vanda
Branco, Manuel
Editors: Leach, Michael
Mendes, Nuno Canas
Silva, Antero B. da
Boughton, Bob
Ximenes, Alarico da Costa
Keywords: Timor-Leste
natural ecosystems
well being
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Hawthorn: Swinburne Press
Citation: Henriques, Pedro Damião de Sousa, Vanda Narciso, Manuel Branco (2012), “The role of traditional land use systems in the well-being of rural Timor-Leste”, Refereed On-line Papers Michael Leach, Nuno Canas Mendes, Antero B. da Silva, and Alarico da Costa Ximenes (editors) “Peskiza foun kona ba / Novas investigações sobre / New Research on / Penelitian Baru mengenai Timor-Leste", Hawthorn: Swinburne Press, ISBN 978-0-85590-832-4
Abstract: Natural ecosystems and traditional land use systems have an important role in the life and well being of the rural population of Timor-Leste. Our objectives are: 1) to analyse the different functions that natural ecosystems and land use systems supply to the rural populations of Timor-Leste, identifying the goods and services produced and their economic value; 2) to relate the services produced by land use patterns with Timor-Leste rural population well being; and 3) to discuss the impacts of the present situation and to foresee changes on the well being of rural Timor-Leste. This paper is based on a multidisciplinary approach incorporating contributions from several fields of knowledge, and uses documentary sources, field observations and interviews. The land use patterns identified in Timor-Leste are: natural and semi-natural ecosystems, subsistence agriculture, sacred, housing, basic infrastructures and industries and services. These land use patterns produce a set of goods and which are essential for the survival and well-being of Timor-Leste rural communities. Key-words: Timor-Leste, natural ecosystems, land, well being, development
ISBN: 978-972-96347-4-1
Type: bookPart
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