Country Priorities

ACIAR’s research agenda supports Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan 2011–30 and the Australia–Timor-Leste Country Strategy (2009–14) through the following medium-term research priorities:

  • improving smallholder and community livelihoods through adoption of improved varieties of staple crops and legumes
  • increasing productivity and resilience of livestock, fisheries and horticultural systems
  • improving individual and institutional R&D capacity in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) and University of Timor Lorosa’e.