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Study Shows Need for More Sustainable Ag Research Funding

At Montana's Vilicus Farms, 24 different crops are rotated with pollinator-friendly border plantings A new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Policy highlights the need for increased funding for ecological agriculture research to learn more about this important practice and its crucial role in addressing the world food crisis and mitigating [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:50+00:00 December 29th, 2015|0 Comments

U.N.’s 17 New Goals for a Better World

By Léo Azambuja The United Nations adopted a set of 17 new Sustainable Development Goals at their General Assembly Sept. 25. These goals — complete with 169 targets — are meant to guide development priorities for the world in the next 15 years. On Kaua‘i, many of the issues raised by U.N. are old news [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:00+00:00 October 5th, 2015|0 Comments

On ‘Ulu and Sustainability

By Léo Azambuja Sustainability is grounded upon a simple principle. All we need for survival depends on our natural environment, directly or indirectly. Here in Hawai‘i, sustainability is something we should take seriously. In the worst case scenario, a conflict of global scale, we could easily get cut off from our food and energy supply. [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:04+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Ho‘oulu ka ‘Ulu o Hawai‘i Nei

By Léo Azambuja Diane Ragone, director of the Breadfruit Institute. A food crop that once played a major role in providing food security for hundreds of thousands of native Hawaiians could be the key to unlock sustainability for millions of people living in some of the most hunger-ridden areas in the world. “People [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:04+00:00 September 1st, 2015|1 Comment