Promotes breadfruit as a highly productive component in Pacific Island agroforestry systems. Ho'oulu ka 'Ulu is a project to revitalize 'ulu (breadfruit) as an attractive, delicious, nutritious, abundant, affordable, and culturally appropriate food which addresses Hawai'i's food security issues.
A project to educate extension agents, farmers, ranchers and landowners about native and traditional trees for: crop diversification; windbreaks; coastal protection; shelter and shade; soil improvement; water conservation; livestock fodder; woodlots; food security; and many other applications
The ecological and economic benefits of shade-grown coffee agroforestry systems have been recognized for many years throughout the tropics, but have been little studied in Hawai'i. Over the past few years, innovative farmers in Kona and elsewhere in Hawai'i have begun experimenting with shade-grown coffeeand are in need of technical assistance based on research.
This program is for those on a career path to teaching, extension, or facilitation for the betterment of communities and human-managed environments. We offer qualified applicants a unique opportunity to work within a professional environment on projects related to agroforestry and ecological design and to carry out an extension-level project.