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Heat Rash, Food Coma

Mark and I have been in Dili for 11 days! It feels like we’ve been here longer – not in a bad way, just in terms of the amount of information we’ve absorbed and the ups and downs we’ve weathered. 745 kata lagi


Catalysing research partnerships to reduce poverty, and improve food security & human health

  By Professor Andrew Campbell, CEO Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

After Independence in 1999, Timor-Leste was among the poorest and most food-insecure countries in the world.  839 kata lagi

International Relations

Dili, gateway to Timor Leste

A comfortable one-hour flight from Darwin, in the Northern Territory, will have you in Dili, the capital of Timor Leste, one of the newest nations on earth,  and leaving behind many of the comforts of home. 1.202 kata lagi


Three months in Timor Leste

Reached the three months in Timor mark! Somehow it feels simultaneously like I’ve just arrived yet also like I’ve been here for ages. I guess maybe that’s small town syndrome making it an easy place to settle into, while the frequent realisation that I haven’t even begun to understand the ‘local context’ makes me feel like a new arrival over and over again. 643 kata lagi

Timor Leste

Lunch in Lecidere

Most lunchtimes I walk the 10ish minutes from my office in Audian to the suburb Lecidere, which sits just back from the beach road. It’s a busier suburb than Audian, with more cafes and lunch options, and if I don’t make lunch plans with a friend I’ll often run into one anyway. 385 kata lagi


One Day at a Time

This Thursday will mark my first month at permanent site… 1 down, 23 to go. Not that I look at it that way… most days. … 1.674 kata lagi


A Fisherman’s Journey into Deeper Seas: Scuba Diving and Conservation in Timor Leste

On a bright quiet morning last May, a boat and its captain rested patiently on the tropical seas around Ataúro Island in Timor-Leste. A reflection of the island’s rugged coastline glimmered on the water’s glasslike surface as three orange buoys glided silently along, marking the presence of scuba divers from conservation NGO… 121 kata lagi