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Women's Role in Timor-Leste Agriculture Highlighted at Conference in the Philippines

Xisto Martins, Executive Director of RAEBIA, presented at the International Conference on Mainstreaming Gender for Health and Wellness and Promoting Clean Environment on November 27 to 28, Manila, the Philippines.

Xisto's presentation on the topic of Women Farmers' Roles in Agriculture and Food Production in Timor-Leste, was well received.

The Conference was hosted by the The Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Republic of the Philippines.

The four sub-themes of the Congress included: 1) knowledge, skills and education in environmental management and conservation; 2) policies and partnership for a clean environment and social protection; 3) capacity of women and men in coping with environmental degradation; and 4) environmental impact on women and men.

Currently, Xisto is completing his Ph.D at The University of the Philippines, Los Banos.

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