What an East Timorese activist can teach Australian farmers

 

ego lemosFaced with pressure from first Indonesia, then Aid Organisations and finally the new East Timorese government to modernise farming practices, many East Timorese farmers found that instead of bringing them wealth and security, modern farming denigrated their land and they were losing skills and knowledge. But an encounter with an Australian Permaculture activist changed all that… and now environmental campaigner Ego Lemos is here to share what he has learned with our farmers.

Featured in story: Environmental campaigner and permaculture activist, Ego Lemos

This story first appeared on The Wire

 

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