Hawaii

NIFA Supports Disaster Education through EDEN

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports disaster education through the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN).

'Functional Ice' Shows Food Industry How to Keep Cool and Reduce Loss

Over 133 billion pounds of food per year is lost due to waste at different stages in the farm-to-fork continuum.

Produce Life and Quality

Fruits and vegetables are essential components of a healthy diet and can decrease the risk of chronic disease.

HOOHIAPO - Renewing Ancestral Education Pathways in Agroecology

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.

International Crop Genetics for Bananas and Papaya

Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV) has become a serious disease in Hawaii, limiting production of commercial banana clones since its appearance 30 years ago.

Canopy Modification for Macadamia Nut Orchards

The University of Hawaii's Alyssa Cho showed that pruning the canopy in macadamia orchards reduces populations of a key pest, felted coccid, by half.

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Capacity Funding Power

NIFA released a new report that measures the effectiveness of its investments to our nation’s land-grant universities — investments that benefit the American public through agriculture and food research, extension, and education projects.

60,000 Have Been Impacted by Beginning Farmer Programs

A new report, "Cultivating the Next Generation," examines the impact of USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), the only federal program explicitly dedicated to training the next generation of farmers.

Impacts of Stress on Animal Welfare and Performance

Environmental and management conditions can stress livestock and impair their health.