2016 : A conceptual information of technology framework to support rice farming in timor leste

Prof.Ir. Supeno Djanali M.Sc Ph.D
Prof. Ir. Handayani Tjandrasa M.Sc., Ph.D.


Agriculture is one of the main means of livelihood for the people of Timor Leste. Data shows that the Timor Leste annual rice consumption is 140 tonnes, while farmers only produce 60 tonnes per year [1]. One factor is that, the farmers still use traditional ways to tackle pests and diseases and when the weather forecast is not accurate. The condition of infrastructure, geographic, and communication services is a major obstacle for ministry of agriculture to have a monitoring, provide solutions, and control over agricultural issues in Timor Leste [2]. Therefore, it needs information technology to establish communication between farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture. This paper presents the multi-language framework concept namely Tetun, Indonesian, Portuguese, and English, because most of the people in Timor Leste still use the four languages for everyday communication. The aim of the framework concept is to …