About the Project

This research project titled  Social Sustainability in Biodiesel Production: Brazil and Timor-Leste  is a Phd research project based at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Brazil and Timor-Leste were chosen as the fieldwork sites due to their differing experiences in implementing government led biodiesel-for-rural-development programs (Brazil super experienced and organised vs. Timor-Leste trialling a small pilot project). There are quite a few similarities in the overall goal of their biodiesel programs such as rural development and social inclusion outcomes.

Approx. 20 farmers were interviewed in Bahia, Brazil  and 12 farmers in Timor-Leste.

You can find reports, presentations and videos of this research via other tabs on this website.

This research is currently forming the basis of a PhD Thesis expected to be submitted in 2016.


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