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HOOHIAPO - Renewing Ancestral Education Pathways in Agroecology

As an archipelago, Hawaii needs to promote localized agriculture as a means to food security. The University of Hawaii uses NIFA funding to create a comprehensive agriculture program, engaging students in the multidisciplinary analysis of the food and farming system of Hawaii, the United States and beyond. There are 100 students in the agricultural program, 41 percent of whom are native Hawaiian. In addition, 70 percent of the students are women. Twenty-three disadvantaged students received $1,000 in stipends to complete the program. The program covers agroecology, political science, epidemiology, food security, ethics, traditional ecological knowledge, and indigenous resource management.

Read more about this project at NIFA's Data Gateway.

NIFA supports this research with the Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Grants Program.

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