Climate and soil research

Timor-Leste has a monsoonal climate with a dry season from around May to October and a wet season from November to April.  The high mountain range running down the length of the island has a big impact on the climate.  Along the south coast there is a bimodal wet season allowing two crops to be planted during the wet season.

Climate change predictions indicate an increase in temperature of around 1.5⁰C and an increase in rainfall of around 0 – 10% over the next 50 years.   It is predicted that there will be a greater increase in rainfall in the higher altitudes where the rainfall is higher.  Storm events and heat waves are predicted to intensify.  It is likely that during this time the population of Timor-Leste will more than double.  Together, these forecasts present a significant challenge to agriculture in the country.

To assist the government, NGOs, agronomists and others working in the field of agriculture, the Climate Change Team in Seeds of Life is assessing the impact of climate on agriculture and the implications of climate change.  We are working toward making our resources freely available on this to be copied and distributed for the benefit of the people of Timor-Leste.

Climate Change in Timor Leste    Climate Change in Timor-Leste

How will climate change affect Timor-Leste?  Access research and brochures on climate change specific to Timor-Leste.




    Climate DaClimate Datata

Find climate data from many sites around the country from as far back as 1914.  Also find out what Seeds of Life is doing to improve weather data collection.




Climate Posters    Climate Posters

For information on climate, climate variability and climate change, check out the Seeds of Life Climate Posters.  There’s one for each district in either Tetun or English.



ENSO    ENSO – EL Niño Southern Oscillation

Get brochures in Tetun and English showing how El niño/La Niña affect Timor-Leste.  Includes a more in-depth analysis of historical impact of ENSO on Timor-Leste.



Maps of Timor Leste    Maps of Timor-Leste

Get maps to assist in planning your project.  These maps assist agriculturalists to better understand the land and the climate of Timor-Leste.  These maps are mainly centred around soil, climate and yield analysis.



Agriculture Calenders    Agriculture Calenders

Find agriculture calenders for different districts and sucos showing traditional farming practices according to the seasons.




Farmer Adaptations    Farmer Adaptations

Practical advice on what farmers can do to meet the challenges of climate change.




    Soils of Timor-LesteGeology and Soils of Timor Leste icon

Information about soils and studies done in Timor-Leste including the files on “Solos de Timor” with the relevant technical info translated to English.  Make your own soil maps!




Useful Links Climate Change and Biodiversity Center, Universidade Nasional Timor Lorosae (UNTL)  The Australian Bureau of Meteorology with lots of great climate info The home site of the Pacific Climate Change Science Program with very good analysis of climate change predictions  Fish Site for Timor-Leste with weather info Climate science without the hype GIS mapping site with modelled climate and rainfall data A whole host of data on agriculture in Timor-Leste The climate change section of the Timor Agri website

Comments are closed.

Beg_abc_Eng they both list forever 21 as their favorite shopping destination All these bags project a great deal of variety in design, size and colour.can you buy kamagra over the counter .viagra free sample coupon We have decided to set up a separate chain of stores with separate operational chains to capitalize on this new business potential, we are targeting to open up around 100 stores by the end of 2014 and these stores will be self operated.kamagra oral jelly sydney Cut open and discard the seeds and air max cb Clinton remains ahead in nationwide polls and in most states on Tsunami Tuesday.prix escarpin louboutin I began thinking about FDM printable compliant mechanisms and designed a tentacle more compatible with the fabrication process.ballerine louboutin femme It is possible, though, to find entry level positions in which the company will provide training.louboutin nude heels .louboutin simple pump Anything will help.louboutin red However, there are many examples of famous designers who started out as interns with no formal training.christian louboutin accessories Currently Coach has a trailing P/E ratio of 13.matching louboutins 8 and forward P/E ratio of 12.christian louboutin white shoes 8 and is trading at a steep low compared to its main competitor Michael Kors that has a trailing P/E of 33.christian louboutin sale barneys 57 and a forward P/E of 23.where can you buy kamagra 71.what does kamagra do .cheap kamagra fast Fingertips get a neon pop with nail polishes with crazy names like Sizzle (a coral pink), Caliente (a bright orange), and Gargantuan Green Grape (a florescent green). Start by applying a volumizing product to damp hair, incorporating from root to tip. The postmodern revolt, which began in France, put the focus on the collective rather than the individual and ideas rather than visuals. With Steve Harvey's flare and finesse, it is only natural that he moved forward with creating a line of clothing.. Still I was pretty bummed that with only three episodes left that this particular episode starts the race to the finish of their rookie season.. After a couple small detours, we find out that Kaoru is the man Aoi had been searching for all along.. Shorts are worse. It surprisingly affordable to find pieces that will work for your child and they tend to be much higher quality than modern clothing. The Mongolian fashion shot seen here is one example of creating high fashion from traditional design. It was founded in 1986 as a collaboration between the Italian cities Prato and Florence. The front cover artwork is decent as it has three of the lead characters in their uniforms looking a mixture of serious and silly as the football is thrust down in front of Sena. Anyway I think Expensive to me is a mix between what kind of item it is and my budget, but it is probably more based upon my budget."Expensive" is, obviously enough, relative..