Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2017: $73,689.00
Projected End Date: 03/31/2020
Grant Recipient: Permanent Agriculture Resources
Breadfruit has been cultivated by people for thousands of years in highly productive plantings together with numerous other crops. Written for commercial and home growers looking to combine modern horticultural techniques with traditional growing methods similar to those successfully employed by Pacific Islanders over many centuries, this groundbreaking guide is being released as the prolific Pacific Island staple breadfruit enjoys a resurgence in planting and growing across Hawai‘i and around the tropical world. Breadfruit Agroforestry Guide presents techniques that can sustain productivity for long periods of time, while regenerating land degraded by erosion, compaction, overgrazing, and loss of organic matter. It covers subjects that include recognizing breadfruit varieties; agroforest planning, planting, and maintenance; selection of suitable accompanying crops; value-added products; and economic evaluation. The guide provides a range of growing scenarios from backyard gardens to large farms in the tropics.
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Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
This product is associated with the project "Breadfruit Agroforestry for Pacific Island Revitalization"