Maize in Liquica mountains harvested and drying. Photo: Samuel Bacon, SoL

Maize in Liquica mountains harvested and drying. Photo: Samuel Bacon, SoL

(Tetum)The rain continues to fall across the country although it is declining in a number of places such as Baucau, Covalima and Liquica. Other areas such as in Betano and Viqueque along the south coast received good rainfall.

It looks like the end of the wet season now especially for north coast locations such as Oecusse and Atauro which received very little rain again.

Many farmers have harvested their corn or are about to harvest it. Some good rains were received along the south coast during the first half of May and this may trigger some more planting of maize. Rice planting continues across many areas in Timor-Leste.

El Nino Crop Situation Report 20160415

Corns are ready to harvested

(Tetum)The rainfall pattern continues with sufficient rainfall in the mountains but insufficient or patchy rainfall along the coast. Many farmers have started harvesting throughout the mountains. Many rice fields are late in being planted or are at risk of not being established this year. A number of areas along the north and south coast continue to experience low rainfall.

El Nino Crop Situation Report 20160315


Some maize are fail to harvested in costal area

(Tetum)Consistent rains have continued across the central mountains of Timor-Leste. Many areas along the coast have also received more rainfall to help farmers with crops. There are still a number of smaller areas along the south coast and north coast that are having difficulty with crops wilting. The rainfall and new growth is contributing to a variety of diseases in livestock especially in the mountains. Short season corn is close to harvest in the mountains. There is a lot of rice field preparation in some areas such as Maliana and Baucau mountains however many areas are still late in planting. More information can be found in the full report.

El Nino Crop Situation Report 20160229

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New district thematic maps available

On January 16, 2015, in Maps, by Kate Bevitt

(Tetun) Two new district thematic map sets – one with slope information, the other featuring elevation with a hillshade effect – have been added to Seeds of Life’s collection of over 1,800 maps.

Each map works like an offline GIS map with layers of thematic information from the 2010 census that can easily be turned ‘on’ or ‘off’. (more…)

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