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Speeches Shim

January 16, 2020

Teaching and practicing conservation agriculture techniques is a large part of USAID’s Increasing Community Resilience in Oeccuse activity (ICRO), which focuses on helping communities preserve and protect community water sources. In turn, that increases community self-reliance. It’s an important part of the activity because of the scarcity of water and uncertainty of rains, even during the December-April rainy season.

October 24, 2019

It was midnight and Camelia de Jesus looked down to see her 9-month-old son struggling to breathe. “I was so nervous and desperate to see my baby, Pedro, in a frail condition,” she said.

August 12, 2019

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry on Friday launched the country’s first Marine Tourism Association to make Timor-Leste a world renowned destination for environmental tourism.

July 31, 2019

Coffee is the cash crop king of Timor-Leste’s agricultural exports. At $12 million annually, it’s a mere drop in the pot of the $30.6-billion global coffee market but it’s a major achievement for the tiny Southeast Asia island nation.

MD and GoTL
May 20, 2019

Religious and political leaders attending an international faith-based tourism conference Friday agreed to work together to capture a portion of the $18-billion global religious tourism market, as a way of helping Timor-Leste diversify its economy.