Visitors to Breadfruit Institute
American Samoa Delegation Visits Breadfruit Institute
The Governor of American Samoa Togiola Tala Tulafono and the First Lady Mary Taufaasau Togiola, Deputy Assistant to the Governor, Hawaii Office, Sgt Major (USMC ret.) Moeituasivi Filipo Ilaoa, and Papalii Dr. Tusi Avegalio, Director, and Dr. CL Cheshire, Senior Business Development Manager of the Pacific Business Center Program at the Shidler College of Business Administration, University of Hawaii, visited the Breadfruit Institute on Kauai to discuss collaborative breadfruit projects.
American Samoa and Samoa were both severely impacted by a tsunami in 2009 that damaged or destroyed many homes and communities. There is interest in breadfruit replanting projects for food security and economic development.
The Breadfruit Institute conserves 18 breadfruit varieties from Upolu and Savaii Islands.
Posted in Visitors on Friday, January 20th, 2012
French Polynesia Delegation Visits Breadfruit Institute
Kalani Teixeira, Minister of Agriculture & Farming from French Polynesia, visited the Breadfruit Institute on Kauai to discuss collaborative breadfruit (`uru) projects. The President of French Polynesia, Oscar Manutahi Temaru, accompanied by the Ministers of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Advisors Hiria Ottino and Teua Temaru, and Hawaii State Senator Kalani English, visited the breadfruit collection at Kahanu Garden in Hana, Maui.
The Institute conserves 51 varieties from French Polynesia in its breadfruit germplasm collection including varieties from Huahine, Moorea, Raiatea, Tahaa, and Tahiti in the Society Islands and Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands
Posted in Visitors on Thursday, January 19th, 2012