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Want to learn more about a key crop with potential to weather climate change and give protein to the world? Come to a special presentation from TPSS, “Integrating Targeted and Skim Sequencing in the Molecular Breeding Toolbox” by David Hyten. Date: Wednesday, July 17, Time: 12:00 noon, Location: St. John 106, or through Zoom.
Noa Lincoln (TPSS) recently appeared on a panel on the PBS show Insights discussing the role of indigenous agriculture in our contemporary food and agricultural systems. He defined indigenous agriculture as a constellation of place-adaptive systems that develops in concert with the ecology of the land and the needs of the people, leading to long-lasting and enduring forms of agriculture. Noa is eminently qualified to discuss such systems, since they’re at the heart of his research, teaching, and publications.
At Komohana Research and Extension Center there’s been a lot of cacao excitement! PIs Eli Isele and Alyssa Cho (both TPSS) have received an Applied Grafting Techniques grant from the County of Hawai‘i Department of Research and Development for a project comparing two hand-held machine-grafting tools with traditional grafting by hand using a knife to determine which are most efficient and cost-effective for avocado, cacao, and macadamia.
Congratulations to all CTAHR faculty who were successful in the recent Maui County FY20 grant competition! Nine proposals were submitted, requesting a total of nearly $133,000; since only $100,000 was available, support was provided for the seven top proposals. Researchers are encouraged to try for funding next year—it’s a great way to get some important projects up and running!
It’s a bitter irony that in a country of such potential prosperity, where so many citizens seek to curb their caloric intake, the concurrent threat of hunger hangs over a large segment of the population. To hear more about hunger in the US, ways that the corporate infrastructure fosters it, and initiatives to combat it, save the date and plan come to the presentation sponsored by UH’s American Studies department by anti-hunger activist Andy Fisher.