Fisheries and food security in Timor-Leste: the effects of ritual meat exchanges and market chains on fishing

  title={Fisheries and food security in Timor-Leste: the effects of ritual meat exchanges and market chains on fishing},
  author={Enrique Alonso Poblaci{\'o}n},
  journal={Food Security},
Timor-Leste fishers use simple fishing techniques, boats and equipment, and the fishery sector presents a unique opportunity to promote an environmentally sustainable pattern of fishery resource management. Timor-Leste has one of the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in the world, and fish could provide the needed protein, vitamins, and micronutrients. Here, I describe the models of production, distribution, and marketing of fish, and the consumption patterns of animal proteins. I discuss… CONTINUE READING

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