Mary O’Shea was a recipient of the the summer 2013 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. Cedric Arnold was the photographer who traveled with her to Timor-Leste.
Mary O’Shea traveled to Timor-Leste to look at coffee production, one of the country’s leading agricultural commodities. However, due to minimal management as well as a lack of education, coffee quality and productivity is declining.
To read ‘President’s pilgrimages keep two sharp eyes on Timor-Leste’s remote villages’ in The Irish Times on Wednesday, 16th October, please click here. For ‘A taste of things to come for subsistence coffee farmers in Timor-Leste’ in the Irish Times on Wednesday, 23rd October, please click here.
For a short video on Timor-Leste’s coffee, please click here.