Rice field just ready in some part of south west regions.

(Tetum)There have been more good rainfalls received across the mountains of Timor-Leste. The eastern and south west coastal regions received rain in early February but then the second week of February was dry again. This has saved some crops at risk along the coast as well as increased available food for livestock. These coastal areas will likely result in reduced crop production. Rice field preparation is generally delayed across the nation as farmers struggle to cope with intermittent rain and many irrigation systems are not yet delivering water.

El Nino Crop Situation Report 20160215