A two-day conference held in July 2013 with a focus on improving nutrition, cuisine, food markets and rural livelihoods in East Timor.
Dr Edmund Viegas, Vice Rector of UNTL on behalf of Professor Aurelio Guterres, Rector of UNTL, and Professor Peter Dawkins, welcomed government ministers, international and local speakers, attendees and academic staff and students of both universities.
The two-day conference provided great opportunity for interaction and exchange of ideas. The focus was on food and nutrition in Timor-Leste and debate around food production, distribution, financing and infrastructure, governance and education.
The four thematic streams were:
- Food as nature
- Food as nourishment
- Food as commodity
- Food as culture.
Host: This conference was hosted by Victoria University in cooperation with the National University of Timor Loro Sa’e (UNTL).
When: The conference was held from 11–12 July 2013 in Dili, Timor-Leste.
Read the Future directions for food in Timor-Leste conference program.